As often discussed on this site, many serious pedestrian accidents have occurred while people were walking in crosswalks or otherwise lawfully walking across intersections. While crosswalks and traffic control devices are supposed to provide a method of safe passage for walkers, in many instances accidents nonetheless occur. Unfortunately, many people have been killed in the Chicago area while they were lawfully walking across the street.
There was a fatal Oak Park pedestrian accident Thursday (December 26, 2019) morning. The pedestrian, identified as Karen Daniel, 62, of Oak Park, died at the accident scene after being hit by a pickup truck. The accident occurred near the intersection of Pleasant Street and Scoville Avenue. At the time of the incident, Daniel was walking her dog.