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Parents Of Divvy Cyclist Killed In Crash File Wrongful Death Lawsuit

CHICAGO (CBS) -- The family of a 25-year-old Chicago woman is suing a truck driver and his employer -- one month now after the woman became the nation's first fatality related to bike-sharing.

It was July 1 when 25-year-old Virginia Murray died.

She was riding a Divvy bike and hit by a flat-bed truck at Sacramento and Belmont.

Virginia Murray
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"This is a parent's worst nightmare come true," Jeffrey Kroll, the attorney representing Virginia Murray's parents, said Monday.

The family is suing the truck driver and the flooring supply company he works for.

WBBM's Steve Miller

Kroll explained: "Ginny was in the right-hand lane, as was the truck. They were both sharing a lane. Ginny had the right-of-way, being on a bike. Ginny had the right-of-way before this truck made its turn.  The truck made its turn, and unfortunately, there was a collision."

Virginia Murray was wearing a helmet. It's unclear if she was trying to turn right or go straight at the light.

The city of Chicago and the owner of Divvy Bikes are named in the suit as respondents in discovery, but they're not being sued at this point.

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