A West Loop pedestrian accident occurred Friday (February 21, 2020) afternoon. As a result of this accident, three pedestrians were injured and one driver was injured.
An excerpt regarding this West Loop pedestrian accident is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the February 21, 2020 NBC Chicago article (with video) titled “3 Pedestrians, Driver Injured in West Loop Crash“:
The incident happened at around 4:30 p.m. near Randolph and Halsted streets.
According to police, the driver of a black Hyundai Santa Fe was traveling southbound on Halsted when he tried to make a green light, swerved out- of control and struck three pedestrians who were crossing the street.
Video from the scene appeared to show multiple vehicles crashed, one of which was on the sidewalk. At least two people were on the ground, one on a sidewalk and another in the road.
The three pedestrians were reported to be struck as the SUV was traveling at a high speed.
One of the pedestrians was critically injured and hospitalized. Another was seriously injured. The third, as well as a motorist, were reported to be in good condition.
Additional details regarding this West Loop pedestrian accident can be seen in the article and video mentioned above.
As discussed on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page, there are many different types of accident injuries that can occur when a person is hit by a car. Depending upon the type of injuries and their severity, extensive medical treatment may be required. When someone is hit by a vehicle traveling at a high speed, there is an increased likelihood of severe injuries.
Among common pedestrian accident injuries are thoracic trauma, brusies, broken bones, soft tissue damage, concussions, and various other types of traumatic brain injuries.
Due to the difficulties presented by these pedestrian accident injuries, crash victims often seek to file a personal injury lawsuit to get compensation.
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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