This happened August 23rd. I'm attempting to talk to a lawyer, but I'd like some law advice about what to do. The police still haven't contacted me and I'm frustrated.
I was biking up Broadway just north of Irving park, closer to the Jewel near
the bus stop.
I was riding at an appropriate distance from the cars so as not to get
A car begins to lay down on their horn. I continue on, not moving
over because there was no need to.
I look to see their side window against me, which catches me off gaurd
and causes me to lean into the car as I lose my balance. As the car
passes, I lose my balance and fall on my left side into the street.
The car behind me stopped and asked if I was okay. The car who hit me
continued on and didn't bother to stop. Two pedestrians asked if I
The car was either dark blue or dark green, 2 or 4 door. The car who
stopped to see if I was alright went after the woman and got her
license plate number.
When he returned to see if I was okay, he said that she asked "did you
see her run into my mirror?" and said she had an attitude and thought
I was at fault.
I got his name and phone number and he said he'd definitely be fine
with being a witness if I decided to press charges. Which I am going
The police told me that if I wanted to do anything I should get a
lawyer, since I wasn't severely injured. They didn't seem too
interested in even filing the report.
I provided the witnesses phone number and name to them, as well as the
woman's license plate number who hit me.
I never saw the driver of the vehicle because she took off, and I
never really even saw her when she hit me because she came up beside
me. The guy who witnessed it did see her and confronted her at a stop
light while he got her plate number.