West Ridge Fatal Pedestrian Accident At Western Avenue And Pratt Avenue

Two pedestrians were fatally struck by a vehicle late Friday (November 12, 2021) afternoon in Chicago’s West Ridge neighborhood.  According to Chicago Police, this fatal Chicago pedestrian accident occurred after a driver ran through a red light.

This double-fatal pedestrian crash is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the abc7chicago.com article of November 13, 2021 titled “Chicago crash:  2 killed after driver runs red light in West Ridge, police say.”  An excerpt:

Two women, one 88-year-old and one of an unknown age, were killed after a driver ran a red light and drove up on a sidewalk on Chicago’s North Side Friday.

Chicago police said a 25-year-old man was driving south on Western Avenue when he ran a red light at Pratt Avenue and crashed into another car making a turn at the intersection in the West Ridge neighborhood around 5:20 p.m.

His car then struck two female victims on the sidewalk, police said.

The 88-year-old woman was killed at the accident scene.  The other woman was taken to the hospital where she later died.

The two drivers involved in the collision were both injured.  Their injuries were considered to be minor injuries, with one of the drivers being taken to the hospital and another declining medical treatment at the accident scene.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

Fatal accidents that occur after a driver runs a red light have recently been at record levels.  This type of negligent driving can place all parties at and near the intersection in danger.  As the accident above illustrates, the injuries stemming from such crashes can be very serious if not life-threatening in nature.

Various types of intersection accidents are further discussed on the “Intersection Accidents” page.  As discussed on that page, there can be many reasons as to why accidents happen at intersections, and different types of road users can potentially be injured.


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