Pedestrian accidents in crosswalks continue to occur in the Chicago area. Walking in a crosswalk is supposed to provide safe passage for pedestrians. Many Chicago pedestrian accidents – some summarized on this site under the “Pedestrian Accidents” category – have occurred while a person is legally walking in a crosswalk.
In general, there are many reasons that pedestrian accidents occur. Some involve distraction, either “distracted driving” or “distracted walking.” Other times, when a person is hit by a vehicle it has to do with the driver simply “not seeing” the walker.