Chicago, IL (January 7, 2020) – A Friday morning crash on January 3rd left an elderly woman in critical condition on Chicago’s northwest side. The crash took place in the Edison Park area at the 6700 block of North Northwest Highway. According to local officials, the woman, 75, was walking in a crosswalk when she was struck by a Mercury sedan.
Initial reports revealed that a man, 67, was driving the sedan eastbound on North Northwest Highway when he struck the woman. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with responding officials. The injured woman was transported to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois.
The driver was cited for failure to yeild to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. An investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Chicago Pedestrian Crashes
When pedestrians are struck by motor vehicles, they are extremely vulnerable to being seriously injured or even killed. Recent reports have found that over 6,000 pedestrians are killed in the United States each year. In Illinois, nearly 4,700 pedestrians were seriously injured after being hit by a car.
Pedestrian injury cases can be extremely complex. You will likely be dealing with insurance companies and possible legal representation that wants to avoid paying the full value of your claim. That’s why injured victims need the help of an experienced Chicago pedestrian injury lawyer.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we have the resources to provide our clients with top-quality legal representation. We have helped countless victims obtain fair settlements for their injuries. Give us a call at 877-930-2551 to see how we can help you.
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