Chicago, IL (February 23, 2020) – A Morton High School teacher has been identified as one of the three pedestrians injured in a crash in Chicago on Friday afternoon, February 21st. Local reports revealed that the crash occurred at around 4:30 p.m. near the intersection of Randolph and Halsted Streets when a vehicle ran a red light, hitting three pedestrians. One of the victims was later identified as Marshall Tucker, 46.
The three men were crossing Halsted Street when they were hit by a 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe driven by a 47-year-old man. The driver of the Hyundai disregarded a red light, making a turn onto Halsted from Randolph Street. Tucker was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago where he is now in critical condition due to severe head trauma.
Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the accident.
Our thoughts are with Marshall Tucker, the other injured victims, and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Chicago Pedestrian Crashes
The very nature of a pedestrian crash leads to severe and devastating injuries. A massive 14 percent of traffic fatalities each year involve pedestrian accidents. Statistics show that nearly every two hours a pedestrian is killed in a traffic collision.
What is even more unfortunate is that the injuries suffered by surviving pedestrians are often life-altering. Victims may be unable to live their lives as they once did. In some cases, an accomplished Chicago pedestrian injury lawyer can help injured victims recover compensation.
You shouldn’t discount the severity of your injuries after a crash. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. has helped countless victims recover fair settlements, and we can help you, too. Contact our offices at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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