Attorneys handling bicycle crash cases should know that there is a human being at the Chicago Department of Transportation -- and a very pleasant one I'm told -- who is the go-to guy for red light camera footage. As I described in December, video footage of a bicycle vs. motor vehicle intersection collision may be very helpful in pursuing a claim on the cyclist's behalf. If the crash occurred within a camera covered intersection, contact Eric Green at CDOT. His preferred method of communication is email: email@example.com. His office is located at 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1100, Chicago, Illinois 60602. His phone number is 312.742.6379.
Mr. Green told our office that if there is a traffic law violation in a covered intersection, the footage is never destroyed. However, if there is no violation, the footage is automatically erased after 72 hours.