Chicago, IL (January 9, 2020) – A 9-year-old girl was hit by a car on Chicago’s Far South Side near an elementary school in the Roseland area. The crash occurred early Monday morning, January 6th, at the 10900 block of South Wentworth Avenue at around 7:30 a.m. The girl was reportedly walking in a crosswalk with her sister when she was hit by the vehicle.
According to initial reports, the crash took place near the Mildred Lavisso Elementary School. The girl was transported to Roseland Community Hospital for treatment. The driver remained at the scene when authorities arrived.
The driver was cited for striking a pedestrian in a crosswalk. The investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Pedestrian Crashes in Chicago
If you’re a pedestrian, you are vulnerable to being seriously injured by a motor vehicle. Many drivers fail to notice pedestrians when they enter the roadway. This means that they are likely to hit those walking in the roadway, even if the pedestrian is using a designated crosswalk.
Pedestrian fatalities in Chicago have been on the rise. There were 46 pedestrian deaths in the city in 2017, compared to only 27 in 2013. An injured pedestrian may be able to hold a reckless driver accountable by contacting a Chicago pedestrian injury lawyer.
Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. can help you recover deserved compensation. We have helped countless victims injured by reckless drivers obtain fair settlements. If you’ve been injured by another driver, contact us today at 312-386-7683.
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