Friday, May 4, 2012

Chicago Bicycle Delivery Rider Doored, Hit By Passing Vehicle

A pinball.  That's how a 25 year old bicyclist must have felt after being doored then hit by a passing car last weekend.  The incident occurred at around 5:30 p.m. on April 28th.  The bicyclist, working as a food delivery rider at the time, was pedaling in the dedicated bicycle lane southbound near 2048 North Halsted when the driver's side door of a 2003 Infiniti parked along the curb opened in front of him.  Instinctively taking evasive action, he grabbed his brakes and steered left.  The maneuver wasn't enough however to avoid striking the door with his right hand.  Off balance he was pushed into southbound traffic where he was struck by the side of a passing car.  That second impact send him sprawling into the street.  The passing car did not stop.

After waiting for police to arrive and gathering contact information of the driver that doored him, banged up, bruised and with searing pain in his ribs, the bicyclist found his way to Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he received treatment.  My law firm is representing the bicyclist against the the Infiniti driver who started the cascade of events that caused his injuries.

2 comments:

  1. I'm so glad this wasn't a repeat of Clinton Miceli's untimely and tragic death (he just graduated and gotten a job in his field).

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  2. Agreed. Still, some pretty bad driver behavior...

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