BREAKING NEWS: Sheridan Road Shut Down, At Least One Hospitalized

BREAKING NEWS: Sheridan Road Shut Down, At Least One Hospitalized


Reported by Jesse Kirsch and Eric Miller



Evanston Police say Northwestern first-year student Chuyuan Qiu died Thursday evening from blunt force trauma following a bicycle-vehicle accident on Sheridan Road.

According to an email sent to students by Todd Adams, the Dean of Students, Qiu was a student in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Kaplan Humanities Scholars Program. Qiu lived in the Residential College of Community and Cultural Studies and was originally from Nanjing China.


Police shutdown Sheridan Road between Noyes Street and Library Place Thursday evening, following what one NUPD official called a “rather serious” traffic incident.

Northwestern senior David Goldstein says he walked by the scene just after 5 pm and saw police performing chest compressions on a young female he described as “lifeless on the floor.”

Evanston Police Seargant Dennis Leaks confirmed there was a female victim and that she was taken to Evanston Northshore Hospital.

A bicycle lay within the police tape with its seat removed, sitting alone, a few feet away from the frame. A cement truck is also idling at the scene.

Goldstein says a neck brace was used and that he saw no bicycle helmet.

Police would not confirm any further information.