He was pedaling at a casual pace toward his Logan Square home on a warm July night when suddenly everything exploded. At around 10:30 p.m. on July 8th a 31 year old male bicyclist was struck by a car who ran a red light at North Humboldt Boulevard and West Cortland Street in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood. The cyclist was riding home for the evening after a laid back dinner with his girlfriend. His route home took him west on Cortland, a quiet residential street. When he reached the intersection with Humboldt Boulevard's outer section he stopped at the stop sign. The stop light a few yards ahead of him controlling traffic on Cortland and the main section of Humboldt Boulevard was green and he proceeded west. He had reached the approximate center of the intersection when he saw the vehicle, a 2004 Suzuki, bearing down on him, the driver running the light.
The collision was massive and threw the bicyclist's 6'2", 200 lb. frame into the air then down onto the car's windshield, shattering it. Covered in blood, he regained consciousness in the ambulance rushing him to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. In the emergency department, medical personnel cut his clothes off of him and worked to stabilize his condition. They would discover that his brain was hemorrhaging and admitted him to the hospital where he remained for several days. He continues his long road toward recovery.
My law firm has been retained to represent the bicyclist.