On this site, many Chicago area pedestrian accidents that have been summarized. As seen in these accidents, a broad range of accident injuries can occur after a person has been hit by a vehicle. Many of these injuries are serious in nature, and many lead to life-threatening conditions. Additional discussion of various aspects of pedestrian accidents, including “what to do” if you have been hit by a vehicle, can be found on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page.
Due to the nature, severity and extent of accident injuries that occur when a person is hit by a vehicle, extensive hospitalization is often required. Due to the severity of many of these injuries, it can be possible for the pedestrian to pass away from these injuries after a considerable time.
This type of pedestrian accident, in which the victim dies well after the accident, was seen in a recent Chicago Lawn pedestrian accident.
According to Chicago Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, this Chicago pedestrian accident occurred on October 6, 2018 at approximately 10:00 a.m. The pedestrian, identified as Jesus Lopez, died Saturday, October 20, 0218.
An excerpt regarding this accident, from the October 21, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “72-year-old struck and killed in Chicago Lawn“:
Jesus Lopez was crossing the street about 10 a.m. Oct. 6 in the 6100 block of South California when he was struck by a vehicle, according to Chicago police the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Lopez was taken in critical condition to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 5:08 p.m. Saturday, the medical examiner’s office said. He lived in the same block where he was struck.
Chicago Police said the vehicle’s driver was issued a citation for not stopping for a pedestrian.
Additional details and possible updates concerning pedestrian accidents as well as the fatal Chicago Lawn pedestrian accident can be seen in the sources mentioned above.
Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”
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