A UIC student was struck by the driver of a 1999 Mercury Mystique at the intersection of Leavitt Street and Warren Boulevard while riding her bicycle on August 31st suffering three fracture vertebrae. The female bicyclist was hit at around 9:45 a.m. as she was on her way to school traveling southbound on Leavitt. She was struck from behind as she slowed to wait for a northbound vehicle to pass so she could turn left onto Warren Boulevard. The impact threw her from her bike and into the intersection where she struck her lower back, pelvis, elbow and head on the pavement. She was wearing a helmet.
An ambulance transported her to Stroger Hospital for treatment. She received additional treatment at UIC Medical Center. She continues to receive medical care. Our law firm has been retained to represent the bicyclist.