Thursday, April 21, 2011

Chicago's Intersection Camera Go To Guy

Attorneys handling bicycle crash cases should know that there is a human being at the Chicago Department of Transportation -- and a very pleasant one I'm told -- who is the go-to guy for red light camera footage.  As I described in December, video footage of a bicycle vs. motor vehicle intersection collision may be very helpful in pursuing a claim on the cyclist's behalf.  If the crash occurred within a camera covered intersection, contact Eric Green at CDOT.  His preferred method of communication is email:  His office is located at 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1100, Chicago, Illinois 60602.  His phone number is 312.742.6379.

Mr. Green told our office that if there is a traffic law violation in a covered intersection, the footage is never destroyed.  However, if there is no violation, the footage is automatically erased after 72 hours.

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