In the dark at around 8:00 p.m. on December 2, 2011 the driver of a Volvo SUV shot out of an alleyway near 4813 West Belle Plaine Avenue in Chicago and struck a 42 year old bicyclist. The driver had just come from the drive through of the nearby Walgreens Pharmacy which empties traffic into the alley. She was traveling with three young children in her vehicle. The bicyclist was riding his bike to the Walgreens to pick up a DVD rental. His wife and two daughters were awaiting his return at home to enjoy family movie night. The collision resulted in a serious shoulder injury requiring surgery and from which the cyclist has yet to recover.
My law firm has been retained to represent the bicyclist.