Fatal Chicago Pedestrian Accident Trends

Pedestrian accidents are notable in many regards.  As seen in many statistics, such accidents are increasing, including those that occur in Chicago.

Pedestrian accidents often cause serious accident injuries, and many lead to fatalities.  As seen in pedestrian accidents summarized on this site, the range and severity of accident injuries are broad.  Various aspects of pedestrian accidents are further discussed on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page.

The dnainfo.com article of August 14, 2017, titled “Pedestrian Death Surge Continues With 27 This Year, City Data Shows” discusses the trends and reasons for fatal pedestrian deaths in Chicago.

Notable excerpts from the article include:

Twenty-seven pedestrians have been killed in the first half of 2017, according to data presented to the mayor’s Pedestrian Advisory Committee.

That’s one more death than during the same January-through-July period in 2016, making it clear that the surge in pedestrian deaths has not reversed course, city data reveals.

Fourty-four pedestrians were killed in the city last year, according to data presented to the committee last week.


Between 2010 and 2014, an average of three people were killed or seriously injured every day in the greater Chicago region while walking or bicycling in traffic, according to data presented to the council.


The increase in deaths has hit areas of Chicago where the level of economic hardship is highest, officials said.

City officials plan to concentrate their efforts in 14 neighborhoods that make up 20 percent of the city and 25 percent of its population — but account for 35 percent of all traffic-related injuries and deaths.

Those efforts will start on the Near West Side, West Garfield Park, East Garfield Park, Austin and North Lawndale neighborhoods, city officials said.

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


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