In Chicago, Illinois a bus vs. pedestrian accident has resulted in a fatality. A pedestrian who was walking west on on Cermak Road crossing Wabash Avenue was struck and killed by a tour bus at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the Chicago Tribune. The victim was Winston Yu, 54, of the 2200 block of South Princeton Avenue. He was pronounced dead a short time later at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
A 65-year-old man from Maywood was driving the bus at the time of the pedestrian accident and he was issued a ticket for a traffic violation, according to the Chicago Police Department. There were no passengers on the bus at the time of the collision. The accident is being investigated by the Chicago Police Department’s Major Accidents Investigation Unit.
While it has not been reported what the bus driver was cited for in the accident, it is very likely that the family of the Chicago pedestrian will have a good wrongful death claim against the bus driver and the bus company. Drivers in Illinois have a duty to keep a proper and sufficient look out for pedestrians in the area.