Bicyclist Abiding by 'Russian Law' Plows into Mini Bus
A woman who rode her bike into a mini bus in Tinley Park earlier this week told police she was following Russian traffic laws when she made her move.
Tinley Park Police said no one was injured Wednesday morning when a 20-year-old woman on a bike cruised into the front of a school minibus.
The accident occurred around 11 a.m. at the intersection of 181st Street and Oak Park Avenue, according to the report. Around that time, the bicyclist reportedly drove into the front of a van affiliated with a local learning center.
The vehicle's 65-year-old driver told police she was driving westbound on 181st Street and stopped at the stop sign at Oak Park Avenue. As she made a right turn, the bicyclist rode southbound off the sidewalk and into the roadway directly in front of the van.
"The bicyclist stated she observed the vehicle proceed into the intersection, but believed the vehicle must turn left as required by law in Russia," the report said. "Therefore, she ran into the front of the bus."
A witness who drove by the accident said she saw a crumpled bicycle underneath the front of the van. The 20-year-old refused medical treatment at the scene, police said.
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