November 20, 2012
Source: ABC7 News
(CHICAGO) (WLS) — A bicyclist is suing the city of Chicago, claiming she was “doored” by a Chicago police officer.
Aimee Zimmerman says she suffered a concussion and other serious injuries in the accident on November 1.
The UIC grad student says she was the designated bike lane on Taylor Street when she says the officer opened his door directly in her path.
“I remember seeing the door fly open and doing my best to avoid it. Then I remember flying through the air and the next thing was impact of head on ground,” said Zimmerman.
A spokesman for Chicago’s law department says the city has not been served with the suit so they cannot comment at this time.
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Reply by Mike Keating 1 hour ago
I filed the lawsuit yesterday in the Circuit Court of Cook County – Law Division. Here’s a link to the posts on it at IllinoisBicycleLaw.com. I look forward to prosecuting this case to the fullest extent of the law. Taylor Street at that point has a dedicated bike lane and is a common route for bicyclists at UIC and the medical district. The fact that it was a cop (who we believe to be a sergeant) who doored the bicyclist makes this particularly egregious.