doorer

n.
A driver who opens a car door into the path of an oncoming cyclist.
Example Citations:
If the cyclist had been merely knocked down but not killed, nobody would be calling for a bigger fine. Yet the action of the doorer would have been the same.
Ruining this particular doorer's life will do nothing to help the cyclist or improve safety for others.
A new word has been coined in the Big Apple to cover an increasingly common cause of death or injury — doorers. That means someone opens the door of a stationary motor vehicle and sends a cyclist flying in to the path of a passing car or bus usually with dire consequences.
—Tom Sullivan, " Distracted drivers lead to injured pedestrians: http://www.northjersey.com/news/opinions/172773401_Distracted_drivers_lead_to_injured_pedestrians.html," The Record, October 5, 2012
Earliest Citation:
Two years later, almost to the day, I was riding down Elmwood Avenue when I was suddenly "doored."
The actual doorer was a bit player in this saga. He should have checked his mirror before flinging open his door.
—Michael I. Niman, " Biking in Buffalo: http://mediastudy.com/articles/av5-07-03.html," ArtVoice, May 7, 2003
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