A Chicago bicycle messenger is in intensive care at Northwestern Memorial Hospital after suffering serious injuries in Wicker Park yesterday afternoon. Dustin Valenta, who rides for Cut Cats Courier, was struck by a motor vehicle at around 12:30 p.m. on Friday fracturing all of his ribs, his pelvis and shattering the bottom of his skull, according to a post on Cut Cats' Facebook page. The incident reportedly took place "around the 1400 block of Milwaukee Avenue at Wood Street." Hospital physicians have expressed that Mr. Valenta's bicycle helmet may have saved his life. He was not working at the time of the crash.
Cut Cats wishes to put together a benefit for their fallen comrade.