Man Fatally Hit By Car Near Howard Street And Ridge Avenue

Pedestrian accidents continue to be a significant traffic safety concern in Chicago as well as the broader Chicago metropolitan area.  These accidents are of very notable as they often lead to serious accident injuries, and in many cases fatalities.  On this site, various Chicago and Cook County pedestrian accidents and related issues are discussed in posts under the “Pedestrian Accidents” category; as well, the broader issue of pedestrian accidents, including those from a legal and medical perspective, is discussed on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page.

There was a fatal pedestrian accident today (January 3, 2018) in Evanston.  Details on the accident at this time are limited.

According to Evanston Police,  the accident happened near the intersection of Howard Street and Ridge Avenue.  The accident involved a car striking a 27-year-old man as he was walking in the street.

This fatal pedestrian accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the January 3, 2018 Wilmette Patch article titled “Pedestrian Killed In Crash At Howard And Ridge” as well as the January 3 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Pedestrian fatally struck by vehicle in Evanston.”


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