Bicyclist doored on Lincoln Avenue in the bike lane, visits hospital

Steven says: This close call is a crash. I will not accept actual crashes in the future as you should make a crash report so that information is collected by the police and seen by local departments of transportation and researchers. 

Type

Almost doored
Injury: Had to visit a hospital later

What happened

Roadway description: Bike lane (left of parked cars)

Your story: I was riding southbound on Lincoln in the bike lane. There weren’t many cars parallel parked except a big SUV and the driver opened her door right into me. I flew over my handlebars and landed on my side and shoulder and broke my collarbone.

Suggested improvements: Cars should park as far to the curb as possible. If I had had a few more inches I maybe wouldn’t have been doored.