On June 10, the Elman Joseph Law Group was involved in what was believed to be the first time a civil bench trial was held “virtually” in Cook County Circuit Court. The case was American Alliance Casualty Company v. Karen Price-Walker, (18 CH 7429.) The judge was Cook County Circuit Judge Raymond W. Mitchell. The case dealt with a one-count insurance coverage dispute concerning a car crash with an alleged “hit & run” driver.
Crosswalks are supposed to provide pedestrians a way to safely cross the street. Lawful use of the crosswalk should provide safe passage for pedestrians, as well as provide motorists guidance as to how to interact with walkers attempting to cross the street.
However, crosswalk pedestrian accidents continue to happen. Many posts (found in the “Pedestrian Accidents” category) on this site have summarized Chicago-area pedestrian accidents in which a person was hit while lawfully walking in a crosswalk.
“Hit & Run” accidents continue to occur in the Chicago area. While there are many reasons as to why a driver may leave the scene of an accident, two main reasons is that they want to avoid the consequences of causing a crash and/or the driver does not want to be charged with driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs.
The December 4, 2019 fatal Orland Park parking lot accident was a “hit & run.” In this accident, two women were hit from behind as they were walking to their cars in a parking lot. One of the women was fatally struck, and another woman was injured. The women were walking to their cars after being at the Square Celt Ale House & Grill at the Orland Square Mall.
There was a fatal Morton Grove pedestrian accident on Friday (January 4, 2019) evening. This fatal Morton Grove pedestrian accident was a “hit & run” accident, i.e. an accident in which the driver fled the accident scene.
This fatal “hit & run” accident is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the January 5, 2019 CBS Chicago article (with video) titled “Elderly Man Out For Nightly Walk Killed In Morton Grove Hit-And Run Friday” as well as the January 5 abc7chicago.com article (with video) titled “$10,000 reward offered in fatal Morton Grove hit-and-run…”
A driver fled the scene of an accident on Chicago’s South Side early Thursday (November 15, 2018) morning. The accident led to the deaths of two men.
The fatal crash happened at approximately 1:04 a.m. in the 7100 block of South State Street as a Ford Fusion was exiting the Dan Ryan Expressway.
There was a “hit & run” accident that injured two people, one fatally, in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood on Thursday (October 18, 2018) morning.
According to Chicago Police, the accident occurred just before 11:30 a.m. near 57th Street and Racine Avenue. At that time, a silver minivan that was driving at a high rate of speed southbound on Racine crossed over the oncoming lane as well as a bike lane, then drove on a sidewalk.
While there are many reasons as to why a driver leaves the accident scene, a common reason is that the driver does not want to be held accountable for the consequences resulting from the accident. In many instances the driver who flees the accident scene is at fault for the accident, and may have been driving recklessly. As well, the driver may have been impaired by either alcohol and/or drug use at the time of the accident.
“Hit & Run” accidents continue to be a traffic safety problem in the Chicago metropolitan area. On this site, accidents in which a driver flees the scene of an accident are summarized in the “Hit & Run” category. While there are many reasons as to why a driver may chose to leave the accident scene, one of the main reasons is that the driver does not want to be held accountable for the consequences resulting from the accident. In many instances the driver who flees the accident scene is at fault for the accident. The driver may be impaired by either alcohol and/or drug use.
A man was killed in a “hit & run” accident Friday (July 20, 2018) night in Des Plaines. The accident involved a man being hit by a car.
There was a fatal “hit & run” crash Sunday (July 15, 2018) night in Chicago’s Belmont Cragin neighborhood. The crash led to the death of a man who was struck by a SUV as he was trying to cross the street.
Like many other “hit & run” accidents summarized on this site, the SUV was reportedly driving at a high rate of speed at the time of the accident.
Pedestrian accidents are a particular concern as they often lead to serious accident injuries, and in some cases fatal injuries. A seen in Chicago area pedestrian accidents, many of which have been summarized on this site, a broad range of injuries can result when someone is hit by a vehicle.
There have been a number of recent Chicago-area pedestrian accidents which have resulted in serious injuries or fatal injuries.