A female bicyclist injured on April 26, 2011 when a motorist crashed into her as she rode along West Division Street, just east of Wells Street, will receive the full amount of available insurance as compensation for her injuries. Our firm represented the cyclist in her claim against the driver and his insurer. The bicyclist was riding along the right side of the roadway, her boyfriend on his bike a few feet ahead of her, just after 5:00 when a 2002 Suzuki Aerio suddenly merged into her from her left. The impact sent the rider over her handlebars and onto the street where her helmeted head struck the pavement.
An ambulance transported her to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where she was treated for a fracture elbow. Thankfully, CT scans of her brain revealed no significant head injury. In the months since the incident she has achieved a full recovery.