Cyclist Hit By Open Car Door Says Driver Offered Cash, Then Took Off

Andy Dahn
January 21, 2020 - 10:15 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Chicago Police continue to search for a driver, who hit a bicyclist with his door and then drove off, leaving the man with some gruesome injuries.

Tim Biedakiewicz said he was riding his bike home from work on Dec. 28, when he was hit by an opening car door at 54th Street and Kedzie Avenue in Gage Park.

“I was in so much shock and pain,” Biedakiewicz said.

As he tried picking himself back up, Biedakiewicz told CBS 2 the driver spoke up.

“‘Hey buddy! Hey buddy!' And it was him, pulled up in his car. As he reached over the passenger side, there was like a wad of money he wanted to offer me, and I said, ‘I don’t want your money,’ and that’s the last I saw of him,” Biedakewicz said. “He took off.”

Biedakiewicz's hand required several stitches and remains in a cast.

“I had to get like between five to like nine stitches,” he said.

“Maybe shame on me for not getting his, you know, plate. You know, but that was the last on my mind. I didn’t know if I had my fingers or not.”

Police are looking for a black Chevrolet Malibu involved in a hit-and-run Dec. 28, 2019.
Chicago police

The car is described as a black 2008-2012 Chevrolet Malibu sedan with a missing left front hubcap. The car was last seen headed west on 55th Street from Kedzie Avenue.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police Major Accident Investigation Unit at (312) 745-4521.