Man dies after being struck by two vehicles in Portage

2013-09-11T14:57:00Z 2013-09-12T00:18:05Z Man dies after being struck by two vehicles in PortageTimes Staff nwitimes.com
September 11, 2013 2:57 pm  • 

PORTAGE | A 47-year-old man crossing Central Avenue on Tuesday died after being struck by two vehicles.

Mark Clapp, of the 5800 block of Central Avenue, died at 11:58 p.m. Tuesday at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office. He died from multiple blunt force injuries.

Clapp was reportedly crossing the street to retrieve his dog from a neighbor’s residence when he was struck by a car, according to Portage police.

Police said the accident happened about 10 a.m. in the 5800 block of Central Avenue.

Police said Clapp was initially struck by an eastbound vehicle, and his body landed in the westbound lanes, where it was then struck by a westbound vehicle.

Clapp was airlifted to Advocate Christ Hospital where he died from his injuries.

Police said both drivers tested negative for alcohol. The crash remains under investigation.

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