Fatal Niles Pedestrian Accident Near Greenwood Ave. And Golf Road

Fatal pedestrian accidents have been occurring more frequently, both in Illinois as well as nationally.  Many Chicago-area fatal pedestrian accidents have been summarized on this site in posts found under the “Pedestrian Accidents” category.  Additionally, various aspects of pedestrian accidents – including steps to take if you are hit by a vehicle – is discussed on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page.

There have been many reasons given for the increasing trend in these types of accidents.  Among the stated reasons are both distracted driving as well as “distracted walking,” i.e. when someone is not paying attention to traffic as they are walking because they are using their phone or other device.

There was another fatal pedestrian accident Saturday (April 6, 2019) night in Niles.  There have been four fatal pedestrian accidents in Niles in four months.

In this fatal Niles pedestrian accident, a SUV hit a pedestrian just north of the intersection of Greenwood Avenue and Golf Road.  Police were dispatched to the accident scene at approximately 9:10 p.m.

An excerpt regarding the accident, from the April 8 Park Ridge Patch article titled “Woman Fatally Struck By SUV In Niles“:

Lisa M. Bauer, 60, of the 8600 block of Golf Road, was crossing Greenwood Avenue about 75 feet north of Golf Road as the SUV approached from the north and headed toward the left turn lane to head east on Golf Road, police said.

The 44-year-old Niles woman behind the wheel of the Mercedes told police Bauer “came out of nowhere” before the fatal collision, according to Cmdr. Robert Tornabene.

The pedestrian was not in the crosswalk as she crossed from the west side of the street, and the light for southbound Greenwood Avenue was green when she was hit in the left turn lane, he said.
Lisa Bauer was taken by Niles Fire Department paramedics to Lutheran General Hospital for treatment of her accident injuries.  She was in critical condition.  She was pronounced dead early Monday (April 8, 2019) morning.

This Niles fatal pedestrian accident is being investigated by the Major Crash Assistance Team investigation.  There was no indication of driver impairment.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the April 8 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Woman dies after being struck by SUV in Niles.”


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