Thursday, January 3, 2013

Lexus Driver Strikes Bicycle Delivery Rider, Leaves Scene

The bicycle delivery rider was left in the road wondering why the driver of the Lexus SUV that hit him had been in such a rush.  He was also left with a badly fractured foot.

On December 2, 2012 at around noon, the bicyclist was riding westbound near 2348 West Lawrence Avenue approaching the intersection with Western Avenue.  He was coming from the nearby Jimmy John's Restaurant where he worked as a delivery rider.  He had been traveling in the dedicated left turn lane for several feet when suddenly he was clipped by a 2011 Lexus SUV traveling fast also in the left turn lane.  The impact was heavy, throwing him off his bike and fracturing his foot in two places.  He wonders if the driver, who left the scene before Chicago police arrived, was rushing to beat the green left turn light.

The bicyclist was taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital nearby where the fracture was diagnosed.  Presently, he is convalescing at his parent's home in Michigan awaiting word on whether he will require surgery to place metal pins in his foot.

My law firm has been retained by the cyclist.  If you witnessed this terrible crash I would appreciate it if you contacted me at 312.803.0128 or via email at bhk@mybikeadvocate.com.

3 comments:

  1. NPR just did a piece about hit and runs - http://www.npr.org/2013/01/03/168545915/hit-and-run-deaths-increase-but-culprits-hard-to-capture

    Disgusting behaviour.

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  2. Thanks so much for the heads up about that NPR piece.

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  3. Interesting commentary:
    http://davesbikeblog.squarespace.com/blog/2013/1/10/hit-and-run.html

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