Chicago Bicycling Dooring Accident

One of the hazards involved in riding a bicycle in an urban setting is that of the potential for bicycling “dooring” accidents.  These types of accidents have been discussed on this site multiple times, including in the May 27, 2014 post titled “Chicago Dooring Accidents” as well as the November 23, 2013 post titled “Preventing Bicycle ‘Dooring Accidents’.”

Bicyclists who have been involved in a “dooring accident” can be injured in a number of ways.  By their nature, “dooring accidents” are traumatic, as basically the bicyclist is colliding – at possibly significant speeds – with a fixed object.  As such, there is a potential for serious accident injuries.

The July 3, 2016 Chicago Tribune article (with video) titled “Off-duty Chicago cop helps cyclist after crash” discusses the aftermath of what appears to be a dooring accident in the 3500 block of North Damen Avenue in the Roscoe Village neighborhood.  As discussed in the article, among the injuries to the bicyclist were a laceration or puncture of the bicyclist’s neck.

Additional details can be seen in the sources mentioned above.


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