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Steger Pedestrian Accident Critically Injures Man In Crosswalk

A Steger pedestrian accident occurred Friday, November 22, 2019.  This Steger pedestrian accident led to the walker being critically injured.  At the time of the accident, the man was walking in a crosswalk.

This Steger pedestrian accident is discussed in the Daily Southtown article of November 25, 2019 titled “Pedestrian in critical condition after being hit by Jeep in Steger.”  An excerpt from the article:

Deputy Police Chief Gerald Ruff said the 22-year-old male was in the crosswalk at the intersection of Chicago and Steger roads just after 3 p.m. Friday when he was struck by a turning Jeep. Both the pedestrian and motorist had a green light, Ruff said, noting the motorist’s view of the pedestrian was obscured by light from the sun on the horizon.

The man hit was taken to the hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.  He was in stable-critical condition.

Additional details concerning this pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

For various reasons, pedestrian accidents continue to happen when a person is walking in a crosswalk.  While crosswalks are supposed to provide safe passage for walkers (and others such as bicyclists) in actuality many people are hit by vehicles while using crosswalks.  Many posts on this site have summarized Chicago-area pedestrian accidents in which a person was hit in a crosswalk.  These posts are found in the “Pedestrian Accidents” category.

Pedestrian accident injuries vary in severity and can effect many parts of the body and bodily functions.  Among common injuries are those to the legs, knees, ankles, chest, and head.  Various types of soft tissue damages can also occur.

Various aspects of pedestrian accidents – including what to do if you have been hit by a vehicle – are discussed on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page.  There are many steps one should take immediately after being hit and injured in a pedestrian accident.

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