Just after Chicago bicycle accident attorneys at Abels & Annes cautioned that as warm weather arrives, so does the increased risk of motor vehicle vs. bicycle collisions, there comes word that a bicyclist has been injured in Evanston. Tribune Local is reporting that the incident occurred near the South Boulevard CTA station on Friday afternoon.
A 32-year-old Chicago resident who was riding from Glencoe back to his residence was hit by a car turning to go westbound on South Boulevard from Chicago Avenue. The bike rider was knocked to the ground. He suffered abrasions to his knees, left elbow and knuckles. He was treated at the scene by paramedics.
The Evanston Police Department handled the crash investigation. After an investigation, police issued a citation to the driver for an improper right turn.
Chicago area bicyclists could be hitting the streets this summer in record numbers, and motorists need to keep a proper and sufficient lookout for them. In this Evanston bicycle accident, luckily the injuries appear not to be severe, however that is sometimes not the case. Even low impacts can cause catastrophic injuries to bicyclists, so automobile drivers need to stay alert.