Thomas Travers Obituary – Death: “Honored to add some legal insight into the confounding death of a Chicago bicyclist, Thomas Travers, on Milwaukee Avenue in Jefferson Park.”
Thomas Travers, 59, died after he was fatally struck by a minivan driver on a five-lane stretch of Milwaukee Avenue in Jefferson Park on Saturday, July 24.
Travers was biking north in the 5300 block of North Milwaukee when a 70-year-old motorist was heading southeast through Milwaukee.
According to report, the driver, his passenger and the third witness said Travers was traveling against traffic and was “in and out of the bike lane” when the motorist struck him.
Travers was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he was later pronounced dead on Monday.
Thomas Travers, 59, fatally struck while biking in on Milwaukee in Jefferson Park – Streetsblog Chicago
— Milwaukee show (@Milwaukeeshow) July 28, 2021
In 2013, CDOT proposed a road diet with protected bike lanes on Milwaukee Ave. north of Lawrence (left.) Due to a backlash, the plan was watered down to the current layout (right.) On Saturday cyclist Thomas Travers, 59, was fatally struck on this stretch.pic.twitter.com/BZIQYcnMTQ
— Streetsblog Chicago (@streetsblogchi) July 28, 2021
Wow, in the new Block Club article on the Thomas Travers bike fatality case in Jefferson Park, former aldermanic candidate and Milwaukee Ave. road diet opponent @JohnGarridoIII used one of the exact motorist talking points I mentioned yesterday.pic.twitter.com/xIlz2BodId
— John Greenfield (@greenfieldjohn) July 29, 2021
Former Streetsblog writer @ArielParrella took a closer look at the Thomas Travers bike fatality case in Jeff Park. Includes comments from @ILBicycleLaw @bikelaneuprise @chownlife and ex-aldermanic candidate and Milwaukee road diet opponent John Garrido.
— Streetsblog Chicago (@streetsblogchi) July 29, 2021