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Video: Driver high-fives friend after dooring cyclist

Incident captured on CCTV happened in Chicago

CCTV cameras in Chicago have captured the moment a driver high-fived a friend shortly after dooring a cyclist.

According to Chicagoist, the incident happened on the city's Milwaukee Avenue on Monday, but despite the footage, the Chicago Police Department failed to cite the driver.

While the CPD has no record of a report being filed, an officer did attend the scene according to attorney Jim Freeman, who is acting for the rider - although she did tell the cyclist "she could give him a ticket for not riding his bicycle in a bicycle lane.”

However, the lawyer added that there is not an fact a bike lane at the location in question, but 'sharrows' - painted arrows in the road that are designed to tell motorists they need to share the space with bike riders, but which are much criticised by cycling campaigners.

Yasmeen Schuller, who runs cycling forum The Chainlink, said:

"Hard to look at this and not be upset by so many aspects: the cyclist could have been run over after being doored.

"The driver high-fived knowing she just got away with something illegal that sent someone to the hospital.

"And the CPD supported it, not doing their job capturing all of the information."

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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