CITY HALL — Mayor Rahm Emanuel is taking his push to make Chicago more bike-friendly seriously, coming to the aid of a cyclist knocked down by a turning truck Tuesday morning.
The mayor was at Big Shoulders Coffee at the intersection of Chicago, Milwaukee and Ogden avenues at about 8:30 a.m. when he heard what sounded like an accident outside, his press office said.
He rushed to the aid of a woman whose bike had been knocked down by a turning truck. The mayor's actions were first reported by the Chicago Tribune.
Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said the mayor tended to the woman until a pair of ambulances arrived. She was uninjured and did not require additional treatment.
Chicago Police said no accident report was filed.