Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Bicycle Commuter Injured By Taxi At Kingsbury and Chicago

A Chicago bicyclist was injured on June 3, 2010 when he was struck by a taxi on North Kingsbury Street, just south of its intersection with West Chicago Avenue. The incident occurred shortly after 8:00 a.m. as the cyclist was riding to his Loop office at a design firm where he works as an engineer. Our firm has been retained to represent him in a claim against the negligent driver and the cab company.

Our client was riding south along the right side of Kingsbury when the cab driver suddenly gunned his engine and burst into the south bound lane from the curb where he had stopped just as the cyclist was peddling past. The taxi struck the bicyclist throwing him from his bike. Our client struck the pavement violently, sustaining a fractured clavicle as well as injuries to his knee and back. Thankfully, he was wearing a helmet and avoided serious head injury. He was transported from the scene via ambulance to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He remains in treatment, his right arm in an immobilizing sling to facilitate healing of the fractured clavicle. We intend to pursue this matter aggressively to ensure that the driver and cab company are held accountable.

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