On November 12th at around 11:45 a.m. a man riding his bicycle to work was struck by a van just west of the intersection of West Cortland Street, North Clybourn Avenue and North Racine Avenue in Chicago. With weather conditions nearly ideal for riding, the cyclist was signaling that he was merging to turn left when he was struck from behind by the van. The collision slammed him to the ground where the impact broke his nose. The bicyclist was wearing a helmet.
Initially, the driver of the van stuck around but left the scene before police and emergency personnel arrived. The cyclist made a record of the van's license plate number and reported it to police before being transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment. Our law firm is representing the bicyclist and anticipates being able to identify and locate the driver.