In Chicago, Illinois a pedestrian was fatally hit by a taxi last Sunday, according to the Lake Oswego Review. The victim, Robert Deighton, 42, a resident of Lake Oswego, Oregon was walking when a taxicab came out of a driveway and hit him. He was rushed by ambulance to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and was pronounced dead shortly after the collision.
The cab driver was ticketed by Chicago Police with failing to yield when coming out of a driveway. He has a June court date. The police department’s Major Accident Investigation Unit is handling the investigation.
It has not been reported if the family of the victim has retained an injury lawyer to pursue a wrongful death claim against the cab driver’s insurance carrier.