Chicago, IL (February 22, 2020) – Three pedestrians were injured in Chicago after being struck by a speeding SUV in the West Loop area on Friday afternoon, February 21st. Reports revealed that the crash occurred at around 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Randolph and Halsted Streets. Authorities reported that the pedestrians were hit by a black Hyundai Santa Fe that was traveling at a high rate of speed.
The Hyundai reportedly sped up to make a green light at the intersection, resulting in the driver losing control of the vehicle and striking the three victims as they crossed the street. Footage from the scene revealed that multiple vehicles were involved in the accident. One victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition and another with serious injuries.
Two others were hospitalized following the crash. An ongoing investigation into the accident is in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Chicago Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrians are vulnerable to being severely injured in the event of a crash with a motor vehicle. Even when using a crosswalk, pedestrians can still be hit. Drivers often fail to notice pedestrians on the road, resulting in serious injuries.
There were nearly 7,000 bicycle and pedestrian accidents reported in Chicago in 2016. That same year, over 100 people were killed in these accidents. Statistics found that a pedestrian was injured nearly every two hours in the city.
An experienced Chicago pedestrian crash lawyer can help injured parties pursue a personal injury claim. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. has helped countless victims successfully obtain favorable settlements. Give us a call at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case.
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