Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Hit-and-Run Collision in Little Italy Injures Bicyclist

Keating Law Offices has been retained to represent a bicyclist who was the victim of a hit-and-run in Little Italy. The firm is currently investigating the crash and is looking for witnesses or anyone who may have seen the crash or its aftermath. The hit-and-run collision occurred on the evening of Thursday, May 21st. The collision occurred when the bicyclist was traveling westbound on Taylor Street in the designated bike lane on his way home from a friend's house. As the bicyclist pedaled towards home, an unknown vehicle struck the bicyclist.

The force from the collision knocked the bicyclist off of his bicycle and he crashed onto Taylor Street. As a result of the impact, he suffered a severe laceration and bruising to his eye. This injury left his eye swollen shut and required stitches to close the eye wound. In addition, his upper lip was lacerated and required stitches.

A valet at a nearby restaurant was able to get a basic description that it was a passenger type car. However, a subsequent investigation by the Chicago Police Department was unable to locate the subject vehicle and no other identifying information is currently available. Keating Law Offices is in the process of obtaining any nearby surveillance footage and locating any witnesses. Anyone with any information should contact Keating Law Offices at 312-239-6787 or email Info@KeatingLegal.com.

This collision was also the subject of a recent Streetsblog Chicago post which can be read by clicking here. 

Keating Law Offices is the premiere personal injury law firm representing victims of bicycle accidents in Illinois. The firm is based in Chicago, Illinois and represents clients throughout Illinois. If you have any questions regarding this post or have a question regarding personal injury law, please contact Illinois Bicycle Attorney Mike Keating at 312-208-7702 or Mike@KeatingLegal.com 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All e-mails and phone calls are returned promptly. All initial consultations are confidential and free.