CHICAGO (CBS) — Dressed in shorts and a Hawaiian shirt as he was driving through Roscoe Village with his son, Officer Sean Hayes said he was “in the right place at the right time” when a cyclist was doored by a female motorist, causing a serious injury to his neck.
Hayes was driving south on Damen Avenue with his 6-year-old son around 9:45 a.m. when he saw a man walking around, appearing confused and injured, so he stopped to help.
“It looked like he was hurting, and he was holding his hand to his neck, and I asked him if he was okay, and all of a sudden, a lot of blood started coming out of his neck. He said ‘No, I’m hurt,’” Hayes said.
Just before that, a woman had opened her car door in the man’s path as he was riding his bike north on Damen, causing him to crash.
“It looked like the front door of the car that he was standing in front of was completely pushed against the front of the car, so I could tell there was impact,” he said.