Early this morning there was a fatal taxi accident in Chicago’s River West neighborhood involving a taxicab that hit a man waiting for a bus.
Details on the accident are somewhat limited at this time.
However, Chicago Police say that the accident happened at 6:07 a.m. as the cab hit the man at North Milwaukee and West Chicago Avenue.
The Checker cab then hit a light pole and flipped over several times during the accident, at which point it caught on fire. Both the passenger in the cab as well as the taxi driver were able to escape from the taxi; the cabbie was pulled from the taxi by people at the scene.
According to the Chicago Fire Department, both the cab driver and passenger were taken to Stroger and Northwestern Memorial hospitals in serious-to-critical condition.
The man struck by the taxi while waiting for a bus was pronounced dead at the accident scene.
Additional details and possible updates can be found in the August 14 Chicago Tribune article titled “Pedestrian killed, 2 injured in taxi crash” as well as the August 14 My Fox Chicago story titled “Pedestrian fatally struck by taxi in River West.”
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