A bicyclist riding on the city’s South Side was attacked by a motorist in front of a crowd of onlookers Tuesday night, police said.
The attack happened at about 9:15 p.m. at the intersection of West Third Street and North Fourth Avenue, according to the Chicago Police Department.
A witness who was riding a bike saw the attack, and a police officer was able to identify the suspect, according a police statement.
The suspect fled on foot toward West Van Buren Street, where the victim was attacked again by another motorist, according the statement.
“A group of bicyclists then chased after the motorist,” the statement said.
“The group was able, through sheer force of will, to prevent the motorcyclist from escaping.
The victim was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was treated for his injuries.
He is expected to survive.”
A witness called police and told officers that the suspect was driving a red pickup truck, the statement continued.
The police department’s Bureau of Motor Vehicles said in a statement that the investigation is ongoing.