A 25 year old Chicagoan sustained a left elbow fracture and a concussion after being struck by a motorist as she rode her bicycle near 149 West Division Street on April 26th. The bicyclist was taken from the scene via ambulance to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She had been wearing a helmet, which may have saved her from sustaining a far worse head injury. She remains in treatment for her elbow fracture. Our law firm is aggressively pursuing a claim against the at fault motorist on the bicyclist's behalf.
The incident occurred at around 5:10 p.m. as the cyclist rode at a modest pace eastbound along the right side of West Division behind her boyfriend in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood. As the two approached Division's intersection with LaSalle Street, the driver of a 2002 Suzuki Aerio, also headed eastbound on Divisioin, suddenly merged right into the bicyclist, the front of his vehicle striking her rear wheel. Her boyfriend, traveling about 10 feet in front of her, heard a sickening crunch as her head and left side struck the pavement.