Frens was awake and talking with first responders, who took him at 4 p.m. to Alexian Brothers Hospital in Elk Grove Village, authorities said.

His condition worsened at the hospital and required surgery, police said. He died Friday at 8:20 p.m. Frens lived in the same block where he was struck by the vehicle, the medical examiner’s office said.

A subsequent autopsy performed by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office revealed that Frens, 75, died from a closed head injury.

Another pedestrian accident occurred on Tuesday (February 5, 2019) morning at Harrison Street and Ashland Avenue.  The accident is discussed in the February 5, 2019 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Woman hit by car while crossing street near Illinois Medical District.”  In this Chicago pedestrian accident, the pedestrian’s injuries included a broken hip.

A fatal Niles pedestrian accident occurred on Friday (January 25, 2019) morning.  The man struck was attempting to walk across Dempster Street when he was hit by a westbound vehicle.  The man, identified as Michael Horcher, 78, died from his accident injuries after being taken to Lutheran General Hospital.  This fatal pedestrian accident is discussed on the January 25, 2019 article (with video) titled “Michael Horcher, 78, hit and killed while crossing street in Niles.”


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