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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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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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