Approx Time: 6PM
Is anyone at fault if I’m riding in the bike lane, approaching upon a cab stopped half-way into the bike lane, then as I attempt to pass around the cab, the cab passenger all of a sudden opens the door and hits me as I’m biking at 20 mph sending me and the bike reeling? Should the cab not have stopped there? Should the passenger look before opening the door? This scenario actually happened to me yesterday as I was riding on R St NW (between 15th and 16th St.). I sustained a wrist injury and damage to my bicycle. I asked a cop later that day; he seemed to indicate the taxi cab driver could have been at fault for dropping off a passenger in the middle of a bike lane. Do you have any thoughts on this matter?