Chicago, IL (January 8, 2020) – On Monday, January 6th, a teenage girl was struck by an oncoming vehicle near the Midway International Airport in Chicago. Near the intersection of Cicero Avenue and 63rd Street in the neighborhood of Cleering, the 14-year-old girl entered the roadway and was hit by the driver at around 6:20 a.m.
The girl was critically injured in the crash. She was transported to Comer Children’s Hospital, according to the Chicago Fire Department. She is believed to be in stable condition.
The 52-year-old man who struck the girl was cited for striking a pedestrian on the road. An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her families at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Chicago Pedestrian Accidents
When a pedestrian is involved in a crash with a motor vehicle, they are likely to sustain serious injuries. There were 111 pedestrians killed in vehicle collisions in Illinois in just 2019. Due to the severity of pedestrian crashes, the ensuing injuries are often life-changing.
All drivers have a duty of care to prevent causing harm to others on the road, including pedestrians. This means that injured pedestrians may be eligible to pursue a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver. An experienced Chicago pedestrian injury attorney can help you recover deserved compensation for your injuries.
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