There was a fatal Niles pedestrian accident Sunday (March 10, 2019) night in Niles. The accident involved a vehicle striking a 61-year-old woman who was walking at the time of the accident.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On this site numerous Chicago area pedestrian accidents have been summarized. As seen in these accidents, there can be a range of accident injuries that occur when a person is hit by a car or other vehicle. These injuries can vary both in type and severity. Due to many factors, pedestrian accidents are often highly physically traumatic, and the injuries sustained can be life-threatening in nature. Further discussion of pedestrian accidents can be found on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page.
There was a pedestrian accident early Saturday (November 10, 2018) morning in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. The accident involved a vehicle driving onto a sidewalk and hitting three pedestrians, all of whom were injured and taken to hospitals.
On this site, many Chicago area pedestrian accidents that have been summarized. As seen in these accidents, a broad range of accident injuries can occur after a person has been hit by a vehicle. Many of these injuries are serious in nature, and many lead to life-threatening conditions. Additional discussion of various aspects of pedestrian accidents, including “what to do” if you have been hit by a vehicle, can be found on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page.
Walking in crosswalks (with the light) is supposed to provide safe passage for pedestrians as they attempt to cross the street. Illinois law regarding how vehicles should yield to pedestrians is strictly defined.
However, as seen in many Chicago area pedestrian accidents summarized on this site, many pedestrian accidents happen as people attempt to lawfully walk in a crosswalk. Many such accidents have led to serious accident injuries, and in certain instances, the death of the pedestrian.
There are a significant number of Chicago pedestrian accidents that happen as the pedestrian is walking in a crosswalk. While, in theory, a crosswalk should allow a person to safely walk across the street, for many reasons the safe passage of the pedestrian may not occur. Driver distraction, as well as other factors such as the driver “not seeing” the person walking across the street, can contribute to the possibility that the pedestrian will be hit by the vehicle.
Various aspects of the possibility of a person being hit while they walk in a crosswalk – as well as statistics concerning accidents that occur in crosswalks – are further discussed on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents That Happen While The Person Is Walking In A Crosswalk” and “Safety Concerns Posed By People Attempting To Walk In Crosswalks” posts.