Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Request for Information Related to Hit-and-Run Bicycle Crash

Keating Law Offices has been retained to represent a Chicago cyclist who was very seriously injured as a result of two separate collisions involving two separate motor vehicles. The driver of the first motor vehicle doored the victim and caused the cyclist to fall to the street. The driver of the second motor vehicle then struck the cyclist in the street and fled from the scene. The victim and his family are requesting assistance from the Chicago bicycle community regarding this incident.

The 27 year-old bicycle courier was critically injured near 1443 N. Milwaukee Avenue in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois on Friday, February 8th, 2013, at approximately 11:40 a.m. The photograph to the left depicts the scene of the incident. Preliminary investigations indicate that the motor vehicle involved in the dooring was parked in roughly the same location as the red car in the photograph.

The bicyclist suffered severe and life-threatening injuries included a fractured skull, punctured lung and broke 23 out of his 24 ribs. The victim, who has shown remarkable resiliency and strength in the face of these injuries, is now recovering in a local hospital but faces a lengthy recovery process.

The Illinois Bicycle Lawyers have been retained to help the victim bicyclist seek justice against the drivers who nearly took this life. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THIS INCIDENT, INCLUDING INFORMATION ABOUT THE DRIVER OR VEHICLE INVOLVED IN THE HIT-AND-RUN IMPACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT OR ATTORNEY MIKE KEATING. Any piece of information, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant can help! 

The driver who "doored" the bicyclist has already been identified. The Chicago Police Department is still searching for the driver of the second vehicle who was involved in the "hit-and-run" of the victim. The attorneys at Keating Law Offices have already contacted a nearby bank to secure their video footage and are in the process of securing a protective order from the Circuit Court of Cook County regarding the footage. Nonetheless, any information could assist in pursuing justice.

The location of the hit-and-run, 1443 N. Milwaukee Avenue, is near the intersections of Milwaukee Avenue with Wood Street, Wolcott Avenue, Evergreen Avenue and Honore Street. If you work in any of the stores/shops near 1443 North Milwaukee, and saw anything relating to this February 8th incident, we would appreciate a few minutes of your time. 

Attorney Mike Keating can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 312-208-7702 or emailing mkeating@keatinglegal.com. All phone calls and emails are returned promptly.

We sincerely thank you for your assistance.