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Male Taken to Hospital After Bike Path Collision

The crash happened Sunday morning in Arlington Heights.

Credit: Wikimedia Commons, ArnoldReinhold
Credit: Wikimedia Commons, ArnoldReinhold

A male bicyclist was taken to Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday after he crashed into another bike on the Minuteman bike path in Arlington Heights.

The male said he was biking east on the bike path when another male walked out his bike in front of him. The male struck this bike and went over his handlebars. He complained of chest pain at the scene, police said.

The male who was walking out his bike said he was entering the bike path from Gold’s Gym and could not see around the corner. He was not injured.

gbc June 16, 2014 at 02:05 PM
Ouch! Bikers often go way too fast for a community bike path. I'm not saying this guy was, but I've seen many bikers going fast enough that they couldn't possibly stop in time for a surprise obstacle. And people entering the bike path should treat it like merging onto a highway- blocking a lane should never happen. Wishing the bike rider a rapid recovery.
Stephen June 16, 2014 at 03:41 PM
I just rode by the Gold's gym entrance where this accident happened. The Japanese Knotwood has completely invaded both sides of the path at this point and the entrance is completely hidden from view of both bikepath riders and people using the entrance.
Mark Kaepplein June 16, 2014 at 04:19 PM
Stephen, sounds like a group of people with weed whackers and leaf blowers need to go down the sides of the path every month from spring to fall to keep it safe.
t June 16, 2014 at 08:16 PM
I AGREE PEOPLE FLY SO FAST COULD NOT STOP!!!
E June 17, 2014 at 09:53 AM
That spot is treacherous, the growth needs to be trimmed back regularly.

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