Bicycle Car Door Accident
While riding her bicycle down the bike lane of North Carolina Avenue in the District of Columbia, the 28 year old female bicyclist briefly observed an automobile passing her on her left. After passing her the driver parked his car on the right side of the street next to the bike lane then, without looking in his mirrors, opened his door directly in her path of travel causing her to crash into the door. The biker, a federal employee living in Arlington, sustained a hand laceration in the web of her right hand requiring sutures, as well as a shoulder strain. No physical therapy was ordered by the treating orthopedic surgeon. The case setted for $15,000.00.