A male cyclist was hit by a driver of a car at Halsted and Roosevelt during the Tuesday evening rush and suffered serious injuries.
A cyclist friend was in the vicinity of Halsted and Roosevelt around 5:30pm, 7-18-17 and viewed part of a car on bike collision. The driver was piloting the vehicle westbound traveling about the speed limit when they hit the southbound cyclist. The cyclist was unconscious and his leg was broken. The driver remained on the scene.The cyclist was alert when paramedics arrived and was taken to a hospital. Does anyone know this cyclist and how he is doing or any other info?
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Really astute observation, Bob. I think a lot of us can relate to the "highest gear and can't accelerate" situation after a sudden stop too.
Choice three, if you think of it, might be to ditch the bike and run like hell. I'm not joking.
It doesn't relate to the video, but this also reminds me of the situation where the front derailleur selector/lever accidentally gets out of position, you start to pedal, and the chain flies off the gears, leaving you standing still. Yet another good reason to not leave yourself in an intersection during a red light.
That's an interesting observation. Probably the "best" potential explanation I've seen.
It's seems to me that some are attempting to "justify" this cyclist's reason for running a red light!
Any update on the condition of the cyclist?