On Tuesday, a 29 year old graduate student was struck by a car while riding her bicycle in the bike lane along north bound North Milwaukee Avenue just after 3:00 p.m. The cyclist was struck from behind as she approached the intersection with North Rockwell Street near the Congress Theater. The impact threw her from her bike and into the street where she struck her head with force significant enough to crack her helmet. She briefly lost consciousness.
An ambulance took her to Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center on Western Avenue, nearby. Though she has been released from the hospital, she continues to receive treatment for her injuries. Our law firm has been retained to represent the bicyclist.