A 33-year-old Chicago resident died in a pedestrian accident while attending to his disabled vehicle at the side of the highway, the Breaking News Center reported.
Our Chicago accident attorneys report such cases with some frequency. It is not at all unusual for a motorist to be hit and seriously injured or killed while standing outside a disabled vehicle or while awaiting the assistance of law enforcement after a Chicago car accident.
The media reports the victim was in the process of examining his vehicle, with the hood up, when the SUV was slammed into by a passing motorist driving a Chevy Cobalt. The 45-year-old Georgia man who was driving the Cobalt was cited for driving to fast to avoid a collision. Authorities report that additional charges are possible.
Police report the Cobalt had swerved to avoid slowing traffic when it slammed into the victim’s 2000 Mitsubishi SUV. The car then swerved several more times before slamming into a concrete median wall and coming to a stop.
An informational sign was actively warning motorists of slowing traffic at the time of the crash, according to police.
Here is the report from the NWI Times.
Here is the report from FOX 28.