An Illinois truck versus pedestrian accident has resulted in the death of a 44-year-old man in the Bridgeport neighborhood, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The accident happened just before 3 PM on Wednesday in the 2800 block of S. Archer Ave.
The pedestrian was hit by a Chicago Department of Transportation truck. The city employee remained at the scene until police arrived. The Chicago Police Department issued the driver tickets for operating a vehicle in reverse and for striking a pedestrian. The name of the truck driver has not been released. It was also not reported whether the truck involved was out clearing snow after this week’s blizzard.
The pedestrian victim died at the scene of the accident, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. An autopsy is scheduled for today. The name of the victim has not been released.
The Chicago Police Department’s major accident investigation unit is handling the investigation.
It has not been reported when the city driver is scheduled to appear in traffic court or if a Chicago pedestrian accident attorney is involved in the case yet.