Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Chicago Bicyclist Doored by Taxicab Discharging Passengers Into Bike Lane
The bicyclist was transported from the scene via ambulance to Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he was treated for a left hand fracture and sprained knee. Though released from the hospital he is still undergoing medical treatment. Our law firm has been hired to represent the cyclist. By discharging his passengers into a dedicated bike lane, the cab driver violated the Municipal Code of Chicago which requires all drivers to avoid opening a vehicle door into moving bike traffic. The Code also prohibits blocking any portion of a bike lane with any part of a vehicle.