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Chicago, IL – Marsha Frankel Killed in Pedestrian Accident at Wabash Ave & Roosevelt Rd

Chicago, IL - Marsha Frankel Killed in Pedestrian Accident at Wabash Ave & Roosevelt Rd

Chicago, IL (February 20, 2023) — A FedEx truck accident killed a woman two blocks from her home over the weekend, according to officers with the Chicago Police Department.

The Medical Examiner’s Office of Chicago County identified the woman as 72-year-old Marsha Frankel.

The FedEx truck, driven by a 31-year-old man, turned onto Wabash Avenue at Roosevelt Road just as Frankel was crossing the street, police said.

Frankel, who authorities say was using the crosswalk, was hit by the FedEx van and stuck underneath it. She was transferred in serious condition to Northwestern Hospital, where she was eventually declared decreased.

There is no news on whether citations were issued, though the Major Accident Investigation Unit is still investigating the incident.

Our deepest condolences go out to Marsha Frankel’s family at this time.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Chicagoland

Despite a general drop in the number of deaths caused by other kinds of car accidents, pedestrian fatalities in the United States have climbed by more than 30% in recent years. This heinous tendency can be seen across Illinois, which is home to some of the country’s most populated cities and walkable areas, such as Chicago, Springfield, and Bloomington. Pedestrians are sadly at a much higher risk of serious injury or death on these heavily crowded roadways.

Cook County, in fact, has the highest incidence of pedestrian deaths in the state. According to officials, pedestrian deaths in 2019 hit a five-year high, with over 100 dead in Cook County alone.

While dealing with the stressful aftermath of a major accident, victims may feel as if they have nowhere to turn, whether they are dealing with ongoing health difficulties, physical pain, or significant medical expenses. Pedestrian accident victims may die as a consequence of their injuries, leaving bereaved families to struggle with mounting medical expenditures, lost earning potential, and burial expenses, in addition to the unimaginable grief of losing a loved one.

If you or a loved one has been wounded or killed in a pedestrian accident, you may be able to pursue a number of legal options in the future. When you consult with a Chicago car accident lawyer, you may discover that you are entitled to full and reasonable monetary compensation.

People who have been injured as a result of another motorist’s careless or distracted driving may sue the negligent or distracted driver under the Illinois Wrongful Death Act. If a lawsuit is successful, family members and any dependents are compensated.

As a consequence, family members must contact a caring, compassionate Chicagoland accident attorney as soon as possible after one of these crashes. Whether you’ve been involved in a preventable accident or lost a loved one, the D&W Law Group will go to any extent to ensure that you get the full compensation you deserve.

Our attorneys think that grieving families should never be forced to pay for expenses incurred as a consequence of reckless drivers’ conduct. When you call our competent, experienced legal team, we will act as your liaison and meticulously create a successful accident claim.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with the D&W Law Firm at 312-888-8888 for a no-obligation, individualized consultation targeted to your specific needs. Our dedicated Chicago pedestrian accident attorneys are prepared to evaluate your legal options and assist you in obtaining justice as quickly as we can.

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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