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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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A 5-year-old boy and 24-year-old man were struck by a pickup truck in Chicago’s McKinley Park neighborhood on Wednesday morning, March 15, 2017.  The man and boy were struck as they were walking across Ashland Avenue at 37th Street.

The pedestrian accident happened at 8:08 a.m.  The accident happened as a Chevy pickup truck was attempting to turn from 37th Street onto Ashland Avenue.

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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.  Many such accidents are fatal.  Due to the harm caused by these accidents, lawsuits are often filed to collect accident injury compensation.

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Pedestrian accidents in which people are struck while walking in a crosswalk continue to be a traffic safety problem in the Chicago metropolitan area as well as elsewhere.  On this site, there have been many Chicago-area pedestrian accidents – some fatal – in which walkers have been struck by vehicles as they walk within crosswalks.

As seen in many Chicago-area pedestrian accidents, there are a wide range of injuries that can occur, and these vary in their severity.  Some of these injuries have been fatal in nature, either immediately (i.e. at the accident scene) or after a period of hospitalization.

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As discussed on this site’s “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page, there are a range of injuries that can occur during pedestrian accidents.  Some of these injuries can be fatal in nature, either immediately (i.e. at the accident scene) or after a period of hospitalization.

Also discussed on that page is that many Chicago pedestrian accidents happen while people are walking in crosswalks.  This is seen in individual posts seen listed in the “Pedestrian Accidents” category.  Many of these accidents in crosswalks have led to fatalities.

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A man was fatally struck by a delivery truck late Tuesday night (January 10, 2017) on the Eisenhower Expressway.

An excerpt from the NBC Chicago article of January 11, 2017, titled “Man Struck, Killed While Trying to Change Tire on Eisenhower Expressway“:

Around 11:10 p.m., the 24-year-old had stopped on the inbound expressway near Central Avenue and exited his vehicle to work change a tire when he apparently lost something in the road, police said. When he went to retrieve it, he was hit by a delivery van, according to Illinois State Police.

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In the January 2, 2017 post (“Two Chicago Hit & Run Pedestrian Accidents“) two pedestrian accidents that involved “hit & run” drivers were summarized.  One of these accidents (that in the South Austin neighborhood) led to the death of the female pedestrian.

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