BRIDGEPORT — Neighborhood residents have launched a GoFundMe campaign to help a 47-year-old bicyclist struck by an SUV Monday evening near 35th Street and Lowe Avenue.
The accident happened around 6 p.m. Monday as Scott Jacobson was riding his bike home. He had just dropped off his two sons at De La Salle for wrestling practice.
A 26-year-old man driving a 2000 Dodge Durango tried to make a U-turn on Lowe and ran into Jacobson, dragging him hundreds of feet down the street, police said.
The collision's impact broke Jacobson's pelvis in three places, landing him at Stroger Hospital for surgery.
Jacobson's road rash from the accident is so severe he may need more surgery; muscle and bone are visible on certain parts of his body. His recovery could take up to six months.
The driver received a ticket for failing to be cautious around pedestrians in the roadway. Police still are investigating the incident.
GoFundMe campaign donations can be made here.
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