Articles Posted in Pedestrian Accidents

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As frequently discussed on this site, there have been pedestrian accidents in Chicago and the broader Chicago area which happen as a person is walking in a crosswalk.  As seen in the pedestrian accidents that are summarized on this site, in many instances when a person is hit by a vehicle accident injuries are serious in nature, and in some cases lead to fatalities.

There was a pedestrian accident Wednesday night (November 22, 2017) in Arlington Heights in which a 9-year-old girl was struck by a car.  At the time the girl was hit she was walking in a crosswalk.

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When a person is hit by a vehicle, there are a broad range of accident injuries that can result to the pedestrian.  Many of these injuries are serious in nature, and a substantial percentage lead to fatalities, either immediately or some time after the accident.

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Pedestrian accidents continue to be a problematical aspect of traffic safety.  Various statistics for the Chicago area, as well as nationally, indicate that the problem is increasing.  As seen in various reports as well as various individual pedestrian accidents summarized on this site, when a person is hit by a vehicle a broad range of serious accident injuries are likely to occur.  For many of those who are struck, injuries are of a fatal nature.

Various medical and legal aspects regarding pedestrian accidents are further discussed on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page.

There was a fatal pedestrian accident Wednesday night (October 25, 2017) in Des Plaines.  The accident happened as a woman was crossing the street.

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As previously discussed on this site, pedestrian accidents involving people who are walking in crosswalks at the time of the collision happen on a regular basis.  As such, one question that has arisen is whether crosswalks offer a “false sense of security” for pedestrians.

Various statistics for the Chicago area, as well as various individual pedestrian accidents summarized on this site, indicate a broad range of serious accident injuries for the pedestrians who are struck.  Many of these accidents have led to fatal injuries.

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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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