Thursday, August 15, 2013

Search On For Grey SUV That Fled After Striking, Injuring Chicago Bicyclist

We are seeking the public's help to track down the driver of a grey SUV that struck and injured a female bicyclist near North Broadway and West Hollywood Avenue on the evening of July 31st.  The 23 year old woman was riding north on Broadway, having just passed the intersection with Hollywood at around 9:20 p.m., when she was hit by the driver turning left into a gas station from southbound Broadway.  The driver may have been trying to avoid the light at Broadway and Hollywood which turned red after the cyclist emerged from the intersection.  In was raining steadily at the time.  Video of the crash obtained from the gas station clearly shows the grey vehicle hit the bicyclist (circled in red in the screen capture image above), before fleeing the scene.  The video also shows the SUV speed through the gas station then turn eastbound on Hollywood toward Lake Shore Drive.  (The time noted in the video is not accurate.)

The quality of the video obtained from the Shell station at 5701 North Broadway is not good enough to reveal the license plate on the vehicle.  Hoping to identify the vehicle after it fled east on Hollywood, we obtained video from the red light camera at Hollywood and Sheridan Road.  However, due to the dark, rainy conditions that video is also of poor quality and the vehicle cannot be identified.  Also, we are not certain that the driver continued all the way to Sheridan Road after the incident.

Chicago police are investigating the crash and are actively looking for the driver.

The bicyclist was taken to Evanston Hospital following the collision with a injured left knee. A full assessment of her knee injury will not be known until the swelling subsides.  She is expected to recover from her injuries.

If anyone has information that may help in identifying the vehicle or driver involved in this incident please contact the Freeman Kevenides Law Firm at 312.629.1901.  You may also email me at


  1. Looks like a Volkswagen Touareg, in my humble opinion.

  2. That's what our client thought as well.


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