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bas said:
From the link:
Miceli, 22, was cycling in the bike lane on La Salle around 6:45 p.m. Monday when he slammed into an open SUV door, was thrown from his bike, then struck by a second car. The driver of the Nissan Xterra who opened the door into Miceli's path was cited for opening a car door in traffic, police said.

A second rider collided with a CTA bus around 8:50 a.m. Tuesday at Broadway and Patterson in Lake View. That cyclist was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in serious condition, a Fire Department spokesman said. The CTA driver was cited for failure to yield and suspended without pay, authorities said.
The two biggies: getting doored and playing tag with a bus or truck with limited visibility.
Sad.
 

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Another free pass for a murderer...

The driver of the Nissan Xterra who opened the door into Miceli's path was cited for opening a car door in traffic, police said.

The party who caused his death gets a slap on the wrist....
 

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KeeponTrekkin said:
The driver of the Nissan Xterra who opened the door into Miceli's path was cited for opening a car door in traffic, police said.

The party who caused his death gets a slap on the wrist....
The show isn't over. You've got two car drivers involved, the door opener and the second one that ran into him after he was knocked off the bike. Wrongfull death lawsuits are a nasty business.

Was the following car pressuring the rider by following/passing too closely and causing the rider to ride within the door zone? Just a question, I don't know the answer.
 
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