Chicago, IL (August 1, 2020) – A man was in critical condition after being involved in a pedestrian accident in Chicago. The incident reportedly took place in the Rogers Park area on the North Side. Local news sources repealed the collision occurred on early Friday morning, July 31.
At around 12:12 a.m., the 31-year-old man was running across the street at the 6400 block of N. Sheridan Road at the time of the accident. According to the Chicago Police Department, the man was struck by an oncoming vehicle. The driver involved in the crash remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.
The injured pedestrian was transported to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois for the treatment of sustained injuries. The man reportedly suffered a skull fracture and a broken leg. No updates on the condition of the injured parties are currently available.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials. More details will be reported as the investigation continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Cook County
When a pedestrian is involved in a crash with a motor vehicle, they are more vulnerable to suffering severe injuries. According to data from the Illinois Department of Transportation, there were 4,930 pedestrian collisions across the state in 2012. A reported 139 pedestrians were killed in these collisions, and a total of 4,665 pedestrians suffered injuries. Of those injured, 890 sustained “Type A” injuries that required emergency treatment. The vast majority of these accidents occurred in urban areas in the state like Chicago.
Pedestrians and cyclists have to share the roadways with other motor vehicles. It is the duty of all drivers to safely share the roads with pedestrians and yield the right of way when necessary. Sadly, too many drivers fail to pay attention to areas like crosswalks, and far too often, serious Illinois pedestrian accidents are the result. In many cases, drivers ignore or refuse to respect when pedestrians have the right of way, and the resulting injuries in the event of an accident can be catastrophic.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, our Illinois pedestrian accident attorneys have more than a century of combined experience fighting for the rights of crash victims in Illinois, and that means we know how to recover the compensation our clients deserve. We have successfully represented clients seriously injured as a result of negligent or reckless motorists, and we will fight diligently to make sure that the driver responsible is held liable for your damages. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 to see what we can do for your case by consulting with a qualified Illinois personal injury lawyer.
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