No charges for driver in crash that seriously injured cyclist in Batavia May 23

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The driver of a minivan who collided with a bicyclist on South Batavia Avenue and Millview Drive in Batavia will not be charged or cited, according to a news release from the Batavia Police Department.

A woman riding her bike was critically injured in the crash, which happened about 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 23.

According to the release, that after an investigation, no citations or charges will be issued to the minivan driver.

“[Independent witness] statements indicate that the minivan had no opportunity to avoid colliding with the bicyclist as the rider entered the intersection. There are no indications that speed played a factor in this incident,” according to the release.

A preliminary investigation shortly after the May 23 accident found that a northbound Honda minivan hit the cyclist in the intersection of Batavia Avenue and Millview. The bicyclist was westbound after leaving Les Arends Forest Preserve.

None of the occupants inside of the minivan were injured.

The woman was transported via life flight helicopter to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, according to Batavia police. She later died from her injuries, Mazza said.