Friday, July 5, 2013

Keating Law Offices to Represent Victim of Bike Crash in Rolling Meadows

The Illinois Bicycle Lawyers at Keating Law Offices have been retained to represent a northwest suburban woman who was the victim of a bicycle crash on July 2, 2013. That morning the bicyclist, who works at a local bike shop, was riding to work along Algonquin Road when a motorist turning onto the road drove directly into her. The impact knocked the bicyclist, who was clipped into her pedals, to the ground. The motorist may not have seen the bicyclist or even realized he hit her as he continued to drive while the bicyclist was pinned under the front of the vehicle. In the process the motorist dragged the bicyclist out of the parking lot of the business and into the roadway. 

The Rolling Meadows Police Department and Fire Department responded to the scene. Rolling Meadows Battalion Fire Chief Jeff Moxley reportedly said it initially appeared as though the bicyclist was pinned underneath the car when they arrived on the scene. The bicyclist was transported to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights via ambulance for emergency treatment. The victim of the bicycle crash was initially placed in the intensive care unit and ultimately underwent surgery due to internal complications from the bicycle crash. 

The motorist who caused this collision was issued a traffic citation for failure to yield to the bicyclist. Due to the nature of this collision, the Rolling Meadows police department continues to investigate and we are assisting with that investigation. Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to contact Keating Law Offices at 312-239-6787 or email attorney Mike Keating at