Pedestrian accidents continue to be a significant traffic safety concern, due to various reasons. As seen in the pedestrian accidents that have been discussed on this site (in posts found under the “pedestrian accidents” category) such accidents in Chicago as well as in the greater Chicago area often involve serious accident injuries, and many of these pedestrian crashes have been fatal. Due to the harm caused by these accidents, personal injury lawsuits (or, in the case of fatalities, wrongful death lawsuits) are often filed.
Various aspects of pedestrian accidents – including the types of accident injuries that typically occur as well as what you should do if you are hit by a vehicle – are further discussed on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page.
There was a fatal accident in which a man (Augustin Arroyo, 56, of Markham) was fatally struck by a semi truck in Chicago. The fatal collision occurred on Saturday (March 25, 2017) in Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood.
An excerpt from the abc7chicago.com article of March 26, 2017 titled “Man, 56, fatally struck by semi in Chinatown“:
Arroyo, of Markham, was taken to Mercy Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:46 a.m., authorities said. An autopsy Sunday found he died of multiple blunt force injuries, and his death was ruled an accident.
The accident remains under investigation by the Chicago Police Major Accidents Investigation Unit.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Chicago pedestrian crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the abc7chicago.com article mentioned above as well as the March 26 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man fatally struck by semi in Chinatown.”
Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”
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Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses. To speak directly with a trial lawyer from Elman Law Group immediately, call (773) 392-8182 at any time. There is no fee for this consultation.