By: Anthony Garcia
After being involved in a biking accident on Dec. 3 around 5 p.m., a Berwyn bike rider remains in critical condition and is on life
support at Loyola University Life Hospital. Justin Carver was struck by a truck at the intersection of 26th and East Ave. as he attempted to cross 26th while the truck
simultaneously made a left turn off of East Ave. Carver was brought into Loyola’s Trauma Center unconscious according to Berwyn fire officials.
The Stickney-Forest View Library, where Carver works as an Adult Library Services assistant, has been collecting donations on behalf of Carver and his family.
Library supervisor Oscar Arellano said that Carver’s wife, Kim, informed him that that her husband had undergone surgery and remains on life support.
Some Berwyn residents are upset at the perceived carelessness of drivers.
Berwyn resident William Richards was worried about the safety of some bike riders when he said, “I have seen the way drivers treat some people on bikes here and there’s no way on earth I would want to ride, especially during rush hour when he [Carver] was hit.”
Berwyn officials and police have yet to release further information about the case.