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Lawmakers push bill to make it driver's fault if bicyclist runs into car door

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Some state lawmakers say it should be a car driver's fault if he or she opens a door, and a bicycle runs into it.

Right now, it's the bicyclist's responsibility to steer clear of car doors that might open.

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But Madison's city attorney refused to pursue that kind of a charge last summer, when Linda Willsey broke her back when her bicycle hit the door of a parked car that had just opened.

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