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There are a significant number of Chicago pedestrian accidents that happen as the pedestrian is walking in a crosswalk.  While, in theory, a crosswalk should allow a person to safely walk across the street, for many reasons the safe passage of the pedestrian may not occur.  Driver distraction, as well as other factors such as the driver “not seeing” the person walking across the street, can contribute to the possibility that the pedestrian will be hit by the vehicle.

Various aspects of the possibility of a person being hit while they walk in a crosswalk – as well as statistics concerning accidents that occur in crosswalks – are further discussed on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents That Happen While The Person Is Walking In A Crosswalk” and “Safety Concerns Posed By People Attempting To Walk In Crosswalks” posts.

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Chicago pedestrian accidents, as well as those that happen throughout the greater Chicago area, continue to be a major traffic safety concern.    As seen in many Chicago area pedestrian accidents that have been summarized on this site, a broad range of accident injuries can occur after a person has been hit by a vehicle.  Many of these injuries can be serious in nature, and some lead to a pedestrian fatality.  Additional discussion of pedestrian accidents, including their characteristics, statistics and “what to do” if you have been hit by a vehicle, can be found on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page.

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Chicago pedestrian accidents, as well as those that happen throughout the greater Chicago area, continue to be a major traffic safety concern.    As seen in Chicago area pedestrian accidents, many of which have been summarized on this site, when someone is hit by a vehicle a broad range of accident injuries can occur.  Many of these injuries are serious in nature, and it is common for such injuries to be life-threatening in nature.   Many pedestrian accidents have led to the death of the pedestrian, either at the time of the accident or after some time.

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Pedestrian safety continues to be a substantial traffic safety concern.  As seen in Chicago area pedestrian accidents, many of which have been summarized on this site, when someone has been hit by a vehicle a range of serious accident injuries can result from the collision.  In many cases these injuries are life-threatening in nature and many have led to the death of the pedestrian.

After pedestrian accidents, lawsuits are often filed in instances where the motorist was at fault.  While there are many reasons why personal injury lawsuits and wrongful death lawsuits may be filed, one of the primary reasons is that those injured seek to recover medical costs and other expenses that have been incurred due to the accident injuries.

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Both during and after police chases, accidents often happen. Many times, the vehicle being pursued is traveling at unsafe speeds and in a reckless manner as the driver attempts to flee from police.  There have been many Chicago accidents which have occurred that have involved drivers attempting to elude police.

There was another instance of such a crash happening in the Chicago area on Thursday (May 10, 2018) evening.  In this instance, one pedestrian was fatally struck by a speeding car and another pedestrian was injured by the same car.   At the time of the accidents, the car was attempting to flee from Chicago Police during a traffic stop.

According to Chicago Police, the fatal pedestrian accident happened on Chicago’s South Side, at 79th Street and Lafayette. The woman who was killed was identified as the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office as Julia Callaway, 55, of Chicago.

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There was a fatal pedestrian accident Thursday evening (April 19, 2018) in Chicago’s West Englewood neighborhood.  The accident led to the death of a young boy as well as injuries to his aunt that was walking with him at the time.

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There was a fatal accident Monday evening (April 9, 2018) in Chicago’s Calumet Heights neighborhood involving a SUV that crashed into a CTA bus shelter.  The accident led to the death of one woman as well as five other people being injured.

According to Chicago Police, the accident happened at approximately 6:25 p.m., in the 9400 block of South Stony Island Avenue.

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There have been a number of recent accidents in the Chicago area in which people have been fatally struck by vehicles.  There was another fatal pedestrian accident Tuesday afternoon (April 3, 2018) in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood.  This accident happened in a parking lot and led to the death of a woman.

According to Chicago Police, the accident happened as a man lost control of his SUV in a parking lot.

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Pedestrian safety continues to be a substantial issue with regard to traffic safety.  As seen in many Chicago area pedestrian accidents, these accidents often lead to those who have been hit by a vehicle to be seriously injured.  In many cases these injuries have led to the death of the pedestrian.

In the last few days there have been fatal crashes in both Lake County (April 1 pedestrian accident in Beach Park) as well as in Kane County (March 31 pedestrian accident in Aurora.)  In both instances the pedestrian died at the accident scene from accident injuries.

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