Chicago, IL – One Killed, One Injured in Pedestrian Crash on Ashland Ave between 94th St & 95th St
Chicago, IL (December 30, 2022) – One man died and a second man was left severely hurt following a hit-and-run pedestrian crash that took place in the Chicago Southside Brainerd community. On Thursday evening, December 29, the Chicago Police Department and firefighters were called to the scene of a crash on Ashland Avenue.
According to law enforcement, at 6:23 p.m., a 56-year-old man was being pushed in a wheelchair across the street at Ashland Avenue in the area between 94th Street and 95th Street by a second man. As the two men proceeded across the road, they were struck by a 2007 Chevrolet SUV, which was traveling north on Ashland Avenue.
The man in the wheelchair was rushed to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak lawn, Illinois, for the treatment of serious injuries.
The body of the second man was found nearly 6 blocks away near the intersection of 89th Street and Ashland Avenue. The second man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle fled the scene of the accident.
At this time, the Chicago Police Department is investigating the accident.
We hope the victim hurt due to this traffic accident recovers quickly.
Our sincerest condolences are with the family of the man who died in this crash.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Illinois
Pedestrian crashes in Illinois account for nearly 1.3% of total collisions. Unfortunately, they also account for 15.8% of all fatal crashes reported in our state. Pedestrians are more likely to suffer severe and fatal injuries and accidents due to the fact that they have no protection during accidents. Unfortunately, nearly 200 people lose their lives each year as a result of pedestrian crashes in our state.
Many of these accidents are a result of driver negligence. When drivers fail to operate their vehicles in a safe manner, they place the lives of other people at risk. This is particularly true for pedestrians, who are already disadvantaged during collisions.
There are many factors that contribute to the high rate of pedestrian crashes that we see in our state. Many of them involve human error. Some of the most common causes of pedestrian crashes that we see include:
- Motorists who failed to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians who are crossing and designated crossing areas.
- Drivers who are impaired by drugs or alcohol while operating their vehicles.
- Drivers who are distracted by their cell phones or other objects while behind the wheel.
- Drivers who are speeding or traveling too fast for the road conditions or weather.
If your loved one has died due to a fatal pedestrian crash, it is important that your family get justice. The experienced Chicago wrongful death lawyers of D&W Law Group understand the emotional burden you are facing and are committed to fighting for your legal rights. Contact our compassionate team in Chicago today for a free consultation at 312-888-8888 and let our team help guide you through this tough time.
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