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.
There was a fatal crosswalk pedestrian accident Sunday (May 5, 2019) morning. The accident occurred near Washington Park, on Dearborn Street at Delaware Place.
This fatal crosswalk pedestrian accident is discussed in the May 10, 2019 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Woman fatally struck on Near North Side by driver speeding in reverse.”
Two excerpts from the article:
A witness told police they saw a vehicle rapidly accelerating in reverse and strike the woman, police said.
The woman, Linda Havlin, was taken to Northwest Memorial Hospital, where she died four days later at 3:49 a.m. Thursday, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.
According to the article, a subsequent autopsy revealed that Linda Havlin, 68, of Chicago, died due to her accident injuries.
Chicago Police say the driver was issued citations for both unlawfully driving in reverse as well as for striking a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
As seen in this pedestrian accident as well as many others, when a person is struck by a vehicle, accident injuries are often serious in nature. It is not uncommon for accident injuries to become life-threatening in nature. Due to the physical trauma involved, as well as the possibly complex nature of harm that has occurred, there are many recommended medical and legal steps that should be taken immediately following such an accident, as mentioned below.
Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group 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 Law Group immediately, call (773) 392-8182 at any time. There is no fee for this consultation.