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Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Vehicle in Rolling Meadows

Chicago pedestrian accidents, as well as those that happen throughout the greater Chicago area, continue to be a major traffic safety concern.    As seen in many Chicago area pedestrian accidents that have been summarized on this site, a broad range of accident injuries can occur after a person has been hit by a vehicle.  Many of these injuries can be serious in nature, and some lead to a pedestrian fatality.  Additional discussion of pedestrian accidents, including their characteristics, statistics and “what to do” if you have been hit by a vehicle, can be found on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page.

One recent example of a pedestrian accident that led to serious pedestrian injuries, including a brain injury, occurred in Lindenhurst and is discussed in the “Lindenhurst Pedestrian Accident Update Concerning Girl’s Injuries.”

There was a fatal Rolling Meadows pedestrian accident on Thursday (August 23, 2018) night.  The accident occurred on Algonquin Road.

Details on the accident appear limited at this time.

According to Rolling Meadows Police, the accident happened at 9:26 p.m. at Algonquin Road and Weber Drive.  At that time, a pedestrian, identified as Enrique Vazquez-Trejo, 43, of Rolling Meadows, was hit by a vehicle.  He died from his injuries at the accident scene.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the Rolling Meadows Police Department and Cook County Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the August 24, 2018 Daily Herald article titled “Rolling Meadows man struck, killed on Algonquin Road” and the August 24 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man fatally struck by vehicle in Rolling Meadows.”


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