On his way home from work on March 15th, a 31 year old Chicago bicyclist was seriously injured on North Clark Street in Edgewater when a motorist, parked along the right side of the road, opened his door into the cyclist's path. The door opened suddenly, when the rider was only about four feet away. Despite attempting to swerve to his left the bicyclist could not avoid striking the door, impact with which fractured his right arm near the wrist. The rider was transported via ambulance to Weiss Memorial Hospital following the crash. He is expected to remain in a cast for several weeks.
My law firm is representing the bicyclist.