Chicago, IL (July 6, 2020) – A woman was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after being struck by an SUV in Chicago on Sunday morning, July 5. The accident took place on the shoulder of I-94 near Garfield Boulevard at around 4:47 a.m.
The 19-year-old woman was reportedly the passenger of another vehicle that was experiencing mechanical issues. The driver of that vehicle had pulled over onto the left shoulder and was partially in the left lane. When the woman exited the vehicle, she was hit by a gold SUV that proceeded to flee the scene.
The victim was transported to a nearby medical facility with life-threatening injuries. An investigation into the crash is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Chicago Pedestrian Accidents
There were a total of 4,930 pedestrian accidents reported in Illinois in 2012. In these crashes, 139 people reportedly lost their lives. Another 4,665 pedestrians suffered injuries in collisions that year.
Pedestrians and cyclists have to share the roadways with other motor vehicles. Sadly, too many drivers fail to pay attention to areas like crosswalks, causing serious pedestrian accidents. In many cases, drivers ignore or refuse to respect when pedestrians have the right of way.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, our Chicago pedestrian accident attorneys have more than a century of combined experience fighting for the rights of crash victims in Illinois. We have successfully represented pedestrian crash victims seriously injured as a result of negligent or reckless motorists. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 to see what we can do for your case.
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