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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As seen in many pedestrian accidents, when a person is hit by a car or other vehicle a broad range of injuries can occur. While these injuries vary in severity, many are serious in nature and often can be life-threatening. As seen in the many Chicago area pedestrian accidents that have been summarized on this site, these accident injuries can lead to either death or various types of permanent impairments. The “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page further discusses the nature and types of injuries, as well as what steps to take if you have been hit by a vehicle.
Pedestrian accidents continue to occur at notably high levels. These accidents often involve the person who has been hit by a vehicle suffering serious injuries. In many cases, treatment of these injuries require hospitalization that may be extensive, as well as a range of other types of medical care. As seen in the Chicago pedestrian accidents that are summarized on this site, many pedestrian accident injuries can be life-threatening in nature, and a significant percentage result in fatal injuries.
One worrisome aspect of pedestrian accidents is those that occur while the person is walking in a crosswalk. On this site, many such instances have been discussed. One post that discusses the issue of how safe is it to walk in a crosswalk is discussed in the December 18, 2017 post titled “Safety Concerns Posed By People Attempting To Walk In Crosswalks.”