Living in a busy urban area can be very hazardous for pedestrians. Too often motorists fail to keep a proper lookout for people crossing the street, and sometimes the consequences can be deadly. This past weekend there were several accidents in the Chicago land area.
In one incident, a motorist hit two people on Friday night in the Ravenswood neighborhood. One pedestrian was killed and the other was left in critical condition, according to the Chicago Police Department.
The collision occurred around 6 PM in the 5000 block of North Western Avenue. Both pedestrians were rushed to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston. The pedestrian that died was an 85-year-old Evanston man.
In another accident, a 61-year-old pedestrian was killed in the Archer Heights neighborhood. The victim was hit while crossing the street early Saturday morning in the 5200 block of South Cicero Ave.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office later identified the pedestrian as a Chicago man who resided in the 6000 block of Mobile Avenue. He was initially taken to Advocate Christ medical Center in Oak lawn after the collision.
The driver in the Cicero Avenue collision has been charged with failure to show due care.
In a third collision, a 44-year-old male died Saturday night after being struck by a car in the Avalon Park neighborhood. The incident occurred in the 7900 block of S. Stony Island Avenue around 11:15 PM. He was hit by a 1997 Chrysler.
The pedestrian was taken to Christ Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a short time later. The Medical Examiner’s Office later identified him as a resident of the 2700 block of S. Indiana Ave.
Police issued the motorist a ticket for failing to exercise due care.
It has not been reported if drugs or alcohol played a role in any of the above-mentioned accidents.
When a pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle, the injuries are usually significant. Damages range from serious back and neck injuries to broken bones, and sometimes death. Our law office works on many pedestrian accident cases every year.
In my experience, most of these collisions are caused by inattentive drivers that fail to observe people in the area on foot. If you or a loved one has been struck and injured by a motor vehicle, call the dedicated pedestrian accident lawyers at Abels & Annes for a free, no obligation consultation at 312-475-9596. Attorneys at our office are available to discuss your case 24/7.
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