Cyclist dies after collision with CTA bus

Evanston police say a bicycle rider has died after colliding with a CTA bus.

Police say the accident happened at about 10:13 a.m. Monday in the 1200 block of Dodge Avenue between Crain and Dempster Streets.

Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott says the bus and bike were both traveling northbound when, according to a witness account, the bicycle veered out of the designated bike lane and collided with the right side of the bus.

The cyclist, Lane Swanson, 81, of Evanston, was conscious at the scene of the crash and was transported by Evanston Fire paramedics to St. Francis Hospital, but later died of accident-related injuries.

Parrott says that, based on the results of the police investigation, no citations were issued to the bus driver.

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