Articles Posted in Pedestrian Accidents

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Motor-vehicle deaths and the national trends is discussed in the February 16, 2018 Wall Street Journal article titled “U.S. Road-Death Rates Remain Near 10-Year High.”   The article discusses trends in fatal vehicle accidents, as well as technologies that are utilized to improve driving safety.

Reasons for this high level of fatal accidents are discussed.  As well, it is noted that “vulnerable” road users – which include motorcyclists and pedestrians – saw a disproportionate increase in accidents that resulted in fatalities.

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There was a fatal pedestrian accident Wednesday (February 14, 2018) in Park Ridge.  The woman was hit by a car as she was attempting to walk south across Potter Road near Farrell Avenue.

According to Park Ridge Police, the accident happened at approximately 6:15 p.m.  Details on how the accident occurred appear limited at this time; however, Park Ridge Police say the woman was not walking in a crosswalk at the time of the accident.

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As discussed on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page – as well as seen in many Chicago pedestrian accidents that are discussed on this site – many pedestrian accidents are the fault of the motorist.  Additionally, despite the protection that crosswalks are supposed to provide, many accidents – including those that lead to fatalities – happen as a person is walking in a crosswalk.

When a person is hit by a car or other vehicle, it often causes serious injuries.  There are a broad range of injuries that can occur, with many of them being potentially life-threatening in nature.

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Pedestrian accidents continue to be a significant traffic safety issue in the Chicago area.  These accidents involve both people who are struck by vehicles both when they are walking in crosswalks as well as when people are not walking in crosswalks at the time of the crash.

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Pedestrian accidents continue to be a significant traffic safety concern in Chicago as well as the broader Chicago metropolitan area.  These accidents are of very notable as they often lead to serious accident injuries, and in many cases fatalities.  On this site, various Chicago and Cook County pedestrian accidents and related issues are discussed in posts under the “Pedestrian Accidents” category; as well, the broader issue of pedestrian accidents, including those from a legal and medical perspective, is discussed on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page.

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As frequently discussed on this site, it is common for accidents in which a vehicle hits a person to result in serious, if not life-threatening, injuries.  As seen in the pedestrian accidents that are summarized on this site, in many instances when a person is hit by a vehicle it leads to a fatality.  Various aspects of pedestrian accidents, including both legal (lawsuits) and medical issues, is further discussed on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page.

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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 in the Chicago area.  As such, one question that has arisen is whether crosswalks offer a “false sense of security” for pedestrians.

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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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