DOWNTOWN — "Chicago Fire" crews spent the first part of this week filming a scene that involves a bad crash with a bicyclist near Michigan Avenue. And then it happened for real.
At about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, a man on a delivery bike, apparently delivering sandwiches for a local deli chain, was hit at Michigan and Lake. He was hurt and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
The NBC show was filming on Lake Street — and cast and crew stopped to watch the real firefighters and paramedics do their job.
A bicyclist, possibly a delivery man for a sandwich shop, was hit by a car in the 100 block of East Lake Street, according to police. [DNAinfo/Lizzie Tufano]
The injured cyclist seen lying in the street. His mangled bike, which had a Jason's Deli bag attached, was on the ground nearby.
A manager at the Jason's Deli at 195 N. Dearborn St., the closest location to where the incident took place, said she was unaware of what happened.
"Chicago Fire" filmed on Lake Street just east of Michigan Avenue on Monday. Actor David Eigenberg (right) and Eamonn Walker (center) take a break during filming. [DNAinfo/Dave Newbart]
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