Monday, August 6, 2012

Taxi Cab Causes Crash With Bicyclist On North Michigan Avenue

A 22 year old Chicago bicyclist was in a collision with a taxi while riding to work on North Michigan Avenue on July 31st.  The male cyclist struck the back of his head on the pavement and was taken via ambulance to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment.  The collision occurred at the intersection of North Michigan and East Wacker Drive.  The cyclist approached the intersection in the left side of the far right lane intending to avoid right turning traffic and to proceed straight north on Michigan.  With the traffic signal green he passed the left side of a yellow taxi cab attempting to turn right.  When he did, the cab driver unexpectedly jerked his vehicle left before beginning his right turn.   The bicyclist was unable to avoid striking the front driver's side quarter panel of the taxi.  The impact sent him hurdling over the front corner of the vehicle and onto the road where he struck his head.

My law firm has been retained to represent the bicyclist.

2 comments:

  1. Riding north on Lincoln yesterday, I saw a passenger exiting a cab into the bike lane (on the SE corner of Lincoln and Roscoe). Fortunately, nothing drastic happened. I stopped to ask the cab driver, whether he knows what "curb side" is. He told me he does. Right... I have the cab number. Should I report that moron?

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  2. Sure. Can't hurt. I have brought claims against cab companies for causing injury after allowing passengers to exit into the bike lane. It's a bad idea.

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