Chicago, IL (October 12, 2020) – Two people were struck in a pedestrian accident in the Hermosa area on Chicago’s Northwest Side on Sunday, October 11.
The pedestrian accident reportedly occurred in the 4200 block of W. North Avenue at around 11:20 a.m. A 64-year-old man was driving down the roadway when he struck a light pole for unknown reasons. The driver proceeded to hit two nearby pedestrians, including an eight-year-old boy.
The 61-year-old man struck by the car was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. The other injured victim was transported to Norwegian Hospital for treatment. The driver was taken to Stroger Hospital and cited due to the accident.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Chicago
Pedestrians are much more vulnerable to suffering from life-threatening injuries in the event of an accident. In 2017, there were 5,977 pedestrians killed in collisions across the country. That is nearly one death every 88 minutes. In Illinois, there were 4,930 pedestrian accidents reported statewide in 2011, contributing to 4,665 injuries and 139 fatalities. Of those injured, 890 pedestrians suffered critical injuries.
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 Chicago 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 /, our Chicago 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 312-386-7683 to see what we can do for your case by consulting with a qualified Illinois personal injury lawyer.
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