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Pedestrian accidents in Chicago and the greater Chicago area continue to be a traffic safety concern for various reasons.  Among these reasons is that such accidents are increasing in nature, as seen in various statistics.  As well, the pedestrian often sustains various serious accident injuries during such accidents, and a significant percentage lead to the death of the pedestrian.  Many Chicago pedestrian accidents have been summarized on this site.  As well, the topic is further discussed on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page.

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Pedestrian accidents in Chicago and the greater Chicago area remain a significant traffic safety concern.  As seen in various statistics, fatal pedestrian accidents are increasing.  While there are many reasons given for this trend, among the more prominent reasons given are both “distracted driving” by drivers as well as “distracted walking” by pedestrians.

Another reason that pedestrian accidents are problematical in Chicago is the extensive injuries that typically occur during such accidents.  As seen in the pedestrian accidents summarized on this site, a broad range of injuries can occur when a person is struck by a vehicle.  As well, such injuries vary in severity.  It is common for such injuries to be fatal in nature; for those injuries that aren’t fatal, recuperation from such injuries can be extensive both in time as well as in the amount of medical care required.

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Pedestrian accidents are notable in many regards.  As seen in many statistics, such accidents are increasing, including those that occur in Chicago.

Pedestrian accidents often cause serious accident injuries, and many lead to fatalities.  As seen in pedestrian accidents summarized on this site, the range and severity of accident injuries are broad.  Various aspects of pedestrian accidents are further discussed on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page.

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Pedestrian accidents continue to be a major traffic safety concern for many reasons.  One reason is that various statistics show such accidents to be increasing; as well, pedestrian accidents are cause for concern due to the extent of injuries – many fatal – that usually accompany such accidents.  Various aspects of pedestrian accidents are further discussed on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page.

As frequently noted on this site (and also seen in many pedestrian accident summaries) many pedestrian accidents occur while people are lawfully trying to cross the street while in a crosswalk. In order to “highlight” such crosswalks – and otherwise draw more attention to them – cities and states have tried to enact various measures.  These measures have included installing “high-visibility” street signs alerting of crosswalks.  Another measure has been to install flashing “beacons” at crosswalks.

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Pedestrian accidents continue to be a significant traffic safety concern in the Chicago area, as well as nationally.  Such pedestrian accidents are increasing.  There have been various stated reasons for this increase.  One reason cited is the increase in distracted driving, as well as “distracted” walkers.

Further adding to concerns for pedestrian safety is that many pedestrian accident happen while people are walking in areas that are supposed to be “safe.”  As discussed often on this site – both on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page as well as discussed in many individual posts discussing pedestrian accidents – many people who are hit by vehicles are walking in crosswalks at the time of the accident.  As well, there are many other accidents – some fatal – which happen as a pedestrian is walking on a sidewalk when they are hit by a vehicle that has left the roadway.

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Pedestrian accidents continue to be a significant traffic safety concern in the Chicago area, as well as nationally.  Such pedestrian accidents are increasing, and there have been various stated reasons for this increase.  One reason cited is the increase in distracted driving, as well as “distracted” walkers.

As seen in the pedestrian accidents that have been discussed on this site (in posts found under the “pedestrian accidents” category, as well as further discussed on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page) such accidents in the Chicago area often involve serious accident injuries.  Many such accidents have been fatal.

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Pedestrian accidents continue to be a significant traffic safety concern, due to both the severity of the injuries (some fatal) these accidents typically involve, as well as the increase in such accidents.   Various aspects of pedestrian accidents – including the types of accident injuries that typically occur as well as what you should do if you are hit by a vehicle – are further discussed on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page.

As seen in the pedestrian accidents that have been discussed on this site (in posts found under the “pedestrian accidents” category) such accidents in Chicago as well as in the greater Chicago area often happen while the pedestrians are walking in a crosswalk.

A 12-year-old boy was struck while walking in a crosswalk yesterday (April 25, 2017) in Wheeling.  The pedestrian accident happened near Wheeling High School.

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Pedestrian accidents continue to be a significant traffic safety concern, due to various reasons.  As seen in the pedestrian accidents that have been discussed on this site (in posts found under the “pedestrian accidents” category) such accidents in Chicago as well as in the greater Chicago area often involve serious accident injuries, and many of these pedestrian crashes have been fatal.  Due to the harm caused by these accidents, personal injury lawsuits (or, in the case of fatalities, wrongful death lawsuits) are often filed.

Various aspects of pedestrian accidents – including the types of accident injuries that typically occur as well as what you should do if you are hit by a vehicle – are further discussed on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page.

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