Chicago Accident Involving Crossing Guard Hit By Vehicle Leads To Lawsuit

As discussed on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page – as well as seen in many Chicago pedestrian accidents that are discussed on this site – many pedestrian accidents are the fault of the motorist.  Additionally, despite the protection that crosswalks are supposed to provide, many accidents – including those that lead to fatalities – happen as a person is walking in a crosswalk.

When a person is hit by a car or other vehicle, it often causes serious injuries.  There are a broad range of injuries that can occur, with many of them being potentially life-threatening in nature.

A recent pedestrian accident in Chicago at the corner of Clark and Bryn Mawr – which left a crossing guard seriously injured – has led to the filing of a personal injury lawsuit.

The pedestrian accident and subsequent lawsuit are discussed in a variety of media sources, including the article of January 18, 2018 titled “Family of crossing guard struck by car sues Lyft.”

An excerpt from the article, regarding the accident in which crossing guard Janet Gould was hit and injured:

Shortly before 3 p.m. on January 8th, 80-yr-old Gould, a crossing guard of 34 years, was hit from behind by a man driving for Lyft at the corner of Clark and Bryn Mawr in Chicago. She was wearing her safety vest and holding a stop sign.

The impact left her hospitalized in critical condition and fighting for her life.

The driver stopped and was ticketed.  He admitted he was blinded by sun at the time.

As seen in the article Janet Gould’s injuries may be permanent injuries.

Additional details concerning Chicago pedestrian accidents can be seen in the sources mentioned above.


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