A Chicago area pedestrian vs. car accident has claimed the life of the 58-year-old Joliet woman. She was struck and killed while out on her morning walk early Thursday morning, according to Tribune Local in Joliet. The collision occurred around 6:45 AM as the pedestrian was crossing N. Larkin Ave. in the area of Mayfield Avenue on the west side of Joliet.
At that time a 23-year-old male driver in a pickup truck collided with her, according to a spokesperson from the Joliet Police Department. The driver was not cited after the accident, however the case is still under investigation. It is being reported that neither drugs, alcohol and/or speeding played a role in the accident.
The motorist was northbound on Larkin at the time of the collision. The victim was rushed by ambulance to Provina Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet where she was pronounced dead within hours of the accident.
The Joliet Police Department is handling the crash investigation. It was not reported whether the victim was crossing at an intersection or mid-block. The driver of the pickup truck is a resident of Camby, Indiana (near Indianapolis).
There is no word as to whether an Illinois pedestrian accident lawyer has been retained by the victim’s family to look into a possible civil claim against the driver of the pickup truck.