Articles Posted in Pedestrian Accidents

Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC recently settled a Chicago pedestrian accident lawsuit on behalf of one of its clients for $775,000.

The case involved an 80-year-old woman, Georgina Melendez, who was hit by a vehicle on March 11, 2017.  The accident occurred at 8:00 p.m. at the corner of Ashland Avenue and Leland Avenue.

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Crosswalk pedestrian accidents occur in the Chicago area.  On this site, many such accidents have been summarized.  In most instances someone has been hit while they are walking across the street in the crosswalk.  However, in some accidents the person has been riding a bicycle in the crosswalk when they were struck.

While crosswalks are supposed to provide “safe passage” when used properly, often they are not a guarantee of safety.  Many fatal Chicago pedestrian accidents have happened while a person is rightfully walking in a crosswalk.  Some of those fatal accidents have been summarized in posts found under the “Pedestrian Accidents” category.

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There was a fatal Northfield pedestrian accident Saturday (April 13, 2019) evening in Northfield.  This fatal Northfield pedestrian accident occurred in the 1700 block of Orchard Lane.

Details on the accident appear somewhat limited at this time.  The circumstances of the accident do not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time.

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Fatal pedestrian accidents have been occurring more frequently, both in Illinois as well as nationally.  Many Chicago-area fatal pedestrian accidents have been summarized on this site in posts found under the “Pedestrian Accidents” category.  Additionally, various aspects of pedestrian accidents – including steps to take if you are hit by a vehicle – is discussed on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page.

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Pedestrian accidents continue to be a significant traffic safety concern as such accidents often led to serious accident injuries.  While there are a broad range of accident injuries that can result when a person is hit by a vehicle, among common injuries are broken bones, chest trauma, and head injuries, including concussions.  Further discussion of pedestrian accidents – including what should be done from a medical and legal perspective if one is hit by a vehicle – can be found on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page.

As seen in numerous Chicago area pedestrian accidents that have been summarized on this site, pedestrian accidents are often highly physically traumatic, and the injuries that occur are often life-threatening in nature.

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There was a fatal pedestrian accident Thursday (December 27, 2018) evening in Niles.  The fatal crash was at first considered to be a “hit & run” accident in which the driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian fled the accident scene.  However, the subsequent accident investigation determined that the driver did not leave the accident scene.

According to police, first responders were called to the accident scene, which was at the intersection of Greenwood Avenue and Betty Terrace, at approximately 6:24 p.m.  It was determined that a vehicle struck a man as the man was attempting to cross the street from east to west.

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There was a fatal Des Plaines pedestrian accident early Saturday (December 15, 2018) morning.  The accident occurred along Touhy Avenue.

First responders went to the accident scene beginning at approximately 5:51 a.m.  The accident scene was in the 200 block of East Touhy Avenue.  This Des Plaines pedestrian accident occurred as a woman was attempting to walk across the street.

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Two serious Chicago pedestrian accidents have recently occurred in which the pedestrians were hit by cars and seriously injured.  The accidents occurred in Chicago’s South Shore and West Loop neighborhoods.

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