Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Evanston Bicyclist Struck by Turning Car

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that a Chicago-area bicyclist was struck in Evanston while riding home to his parents in Glencoe. According to the news report, the bicyclist was struck by a motorist who was turning westbound from Chicago Avenue near Evanston's South Boulevard stop on the Purple Line.

Keating Law Offices is handling another case of a bicyclist who was similarly struck by a motor vehicle turning off of Chicago Avenue. This is a very congested area of Evanston that is popular with bicyclists because of its location in relation to Evanston's Lakefront, Evanston's downtown area, and Sheridan Road. As an Evanston resident I have often ridden the same route. The area is a prime location for "left hook" and "right hook" motor vehicle vs. bicyclist collisions.

If you have any questions regarding this post or an issue involving Illinois personal injury law, please contact Illinois Bicycle Attorney Mike Keating at 312-208-7702 or . All initial consultations are confidential and free.