Fatal Northfield Pedestrian Accident On Orchard Lane

There was a fatal Northfield pedestrian accident Saturday (April 13, 2019) evening in Northfield.  This fatal Northfield pedestrian accident occurred in the 1700 block of Orchard Lane.

Details on the accident appear somewhat limited at this time.  The circumstances of the accident do not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time.

According to Northfield Police, police were called to the accident scene at 6:20 p.m.  The accident involved a pedestrian who was hit by a car.

The pedestrian, identified as Jacquelyn Wittleder, 70, of Northfield, was taken to Evanston Hospital for treatment of her accident injuries.  According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, she was pronounced dead at 9:55 p.m.  According to the Medical Examiner’s Office, she died from blunt force injuries sustained during the accident.

This fatal Northfield pedestrian accident remains under investigation by the Northfield Police Department.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 15, 2019 Winnetka-Glencoe Patch article titled “Woman Fatally Struck By Car In Northfield Identified” as well as the April 15 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Woman fatally struck by vehicle in Northfield.”

On this site, many Chicago-area fatal pedestrian accidents have been summarized 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.  Also discussed on that page is why many people who are hit by a car or other vehicle seek to file a personal injury lawsuit to get injury compensation.


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