Pedestrian accidents continue to occur at notably high levels. These accidents often involve the person who has been hit by a vehicle suffering serious injuries. In many cases, treatment of these injuries require hospitalization that may be extensive, as well as a range of other types of medical care. As seen in the Chicago pedestrian accidents that are summarized on this site, many pedestrian accident injuries can be life-threatening in nature, and a significant percentage result in fatal injuries.
One worrisome aspect of pedestrian accidents is those that occur while the person is walking in a crosswalk. On this site, many such instances have been discussed. One post that discusses the issue of how safe is it to walk in a crosswalk is discussed in the December 18, 2017 post titled “Safety Concerns Posed By People Attempting To Walk In Crosswalks.”
There was another fatal Chicago pedestrian accident in which the person hit was walking in a crosswalk at the time of the collision. This accident happened on Tuesday night (March 6, 2018) in Chicago’s Gresham neighborhood. A woman was fatally struck by a CTA bus.
According to various media sources the fatal accident happened as the bus was attempting to make a right-hand turn onto 79th Street from Lafayette Avenue. The collision occurred at approximately 7:25 a.m. The woman hit died at the accident scene.
An excerpt regarding the crash, from the March 7, 2018 Chicago Tribune article titled “Pedestrian killed by CTA bus on South Side“:
The bus operator was cited for failing to drive with due care, police said.
Additional details concerning these Chicago pedestrian accidents can be seen in the sources mentioned above.
Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”
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Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses. To speak directly with a trial lawyer from Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC immediately, call (773) 392-8182 at any time. There is no fee for this consultation.