Pedestrian accidents in Chicago and the greater Chicago area continue to be a traffic safety concern for various reasons. Among these reasons is that such accidents are increasing in nature, as seen in various statistics. As well, the pedestrian often sustains various serious accident injuries during such accidents, and a significant percentage lead to the death of the pedestrian. Many Chicago pedestrian accidents have been summarized on this site. As well, the topic is further discussed on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page.
A few of these recent Chicago area pedestrian crashes include:
- An October 1, 2017 pedestrian accident in Franklin Park which led to the death of Randy I. Xitmual, 34, of Franklin Park. His injuries included head and neck injuries. The accident is further discussed in the Chicago Sun-Times article of October 2, 2017 titled “Man fatally struck by vehicle in Franklin Park.”
- A September 26, 2017 fatal pedestrian accident on Chicago’s South Side. The pedestrian was identified as Maria Esperanza Valladrez, 70. The accident is further discussed in the September 28, 2017 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “70-year-old woman fatally struck by van in South Chicago.”
- A September 15, 2017 pedestrian accident in Montgomery, seen in the September 16, 2017 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Woman struck by vehicle, seriously injured in western suburbs.”
Another pedestrian accident happened on July 15, 2017 in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood. The man struck, Jose Rodriguez, 52, of Chicago, died from accident injuries on September 18, 2017. According to the Chicago Sun-Times article of September 20, 2017 (“Man dies 2 months after being struck by vehicle on West Side“) his accident injuries included head injuries. Head injuries are among those injuries that have been seen in fatal pedestrian accidents. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are often complex in nature, and can be life-threatening. For those serious brain injuries that are not fatal, treatment and rehabilitation can be a long and expensive process. Furthermore, these serious brain injuries often lead to various types of temporary and permanent impairments.
Additional details 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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