Clint Miceli was killed this past week while riding up LaSalle Street. An SUV driver opened his door into the bike lane. Miceli "struck the SUV's door, flew off his bike and was run over by a passing vehicle that eventually stopped, police said. He suffered severe head injuries and was pronounced dead Monday night at Northwestern Memorial Hospital." (from the Chicago Tribune)
Clint's mom of Chicago Drivers:
"They're not sensitive to bikers," she said of Chicago drivers. "Bikers are an annoyance to them."
I didn't know Clint, but this one really hit close to home. He was just a few years younger than me and was also a graphic designer here in Chicago.
When opening car doors, check your mirror for oncoming bicyclists. They share the same rights to the road as cars. Please be aware of your surroundings.
My thoughts are with the Miceli family.