By Adam Sege
8:13 AM CDT, May 15, 2013
An 83-year-old man was struck and killed by a car as he rode a bicycle on the Northwest Side.
Leonard Ratajczyk was riding west in the 7800 block of West Irving Park Road around 9:10 p.m. Tuesday when a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu hit his bicycle, according to Police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada said.
Ratajzyk was taken to Lutheran General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:51 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. He had lived in the 3900 block of North Pacific Avenue.
The driver of the Malibu was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, police said.
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