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Chicago, IL – Driver Hits & Kills Woman Waiting at Bus Stop on W Peterson Ave

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Chicago, IL (May 12, 2022) – The Chicago Police Department is investigating a deadly accident that took place at a bus stop across from a Target in the West Rogers Park neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon, May 11.

Preliminary reports indicate that a 32-year-old woman was struck and killed by the driver of a black BMW that crashed through a bus stop. The woman was allegedly waiting for a bus in the 2100 block of West Peterson Avenue when the incident occurred around 1:10 p.m.

Medics rushed to the crash site and attempted to render life-saving aid to the victim, but she died at the scene. Details about her identity have not yet been released and are pending next-of-kin notifications.

The driver of the BMW, identified only as a 42-year-old man, was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in good condition.

The Major Accidents division is evaluating the circumstances surrounding the incident and did not say if citations or charges were pending for the driver.

Our sincerest condolences are with the loved ones of the deceased woman.

Fatalities in Illinois Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian deaths have climbed by approximately 30% nationwide in the past few years, even in the face of an overall decline in fatalities caused by various other traffic accidents. This bleak trend is mirrored across Illinois, home to a few of the country’s most significant cities, including Chicago, Bloomington, Springfield, and beyond. In these bustling urban areas, pedestrians must deal with a much greater risk of serious injury or death in connection with traffic accidents.

In fact, the rate of pedestrian deaths makes Cook County first in the state when compared to fatalities in other Illinois counties. What’s more, 2019 saw pedestrian deaths surge to their highest levels since 2014, per official reports provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), with well over 100 deceased victims in Cook County alone.

Unfortunately, victims and their families endure the brunt of an accident’s tragic effects, despite the fact that the irresponsible conduct of other motorists causes the lion’s share of these incidents. And in the aftermath of a major accident, those impacted may feel hopeless and confused, whether they are dealing with severe emotional anguish and trauma or expensive financial impacts.

When the victims of these incidents succumb to their injuries, their grieving loved ones may face an uphill battle with at-fault drivers and insurance company negotiations, forcing them to deal with unthinkable stress on top of mourning. Thankfully, when you’ve lost your loved one at the hands of a negligent driver, you may have a variety of legal remedies available to you moving forward.

The Illinois Wrongful Death Act permits individuals who have lost a loved one as a result of another motorist’s careless driving to seek compensation from the negligent party. Compensation is granted to family members and any dependents if a lawsuit is successful.

For assistance in securing a fair, full accident settlement, those affected by these accidents should contact an attorney as soon as possible following a collision. When you’ve been in an avoidable accident or experienced the death of your loved one in a preventable car crash, the D&W Law Group will work tirelessly to get you the monetary settlement and justice you deserve.

Our lawyers believe that bereaved families should never be made to stand alone during this difficult time. When you contact our knowledgeable and experienced legal team, we will make certain that your claim is reviewed, fully and thoroughly evaluated by our legal team, and then submitted on time.

Don’t wait to retain the legal counsel you need during this difficult time. Contact the D&W Law Group at 312-888-8888 to learn more about scheduling your no-cost personal consultation. Our dedicated wrongful death attorneys in Chicago are waiting and ready to meet with you and go over your legal options today.

Note: Our team of writers uses secondary sources including news reports, police accident reports, social media posts, and sometimes, eyewitness accounts to compose these posts. Our firm has not independently verified any of the facts surrounding this particular accident, therefore, if you locate any information that is not correct, please let us know right away. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove a post upon request. 

Disclaimer: This is not a solicitation for business.  The information provided in this post is not intended to be legal advice or medical advice. If you or a loved one is injured in an accident, always seek medical assistance as soon as possible. The photo used in this post was not taken at the described accident scene.

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