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Chicago, IL – Pedestrian Fatally Hit by CTA Bus at Ashland Ave & 47th St

Chicago, IL - Pedestrian Fatally Hit by CTA Bus at Ashland Ave & 47th St

Chicago, IL (February 15, 2023) – A pedestrian was killed after being hit by a Chicago Transit Authority bus in the Chicago area on Tuesday, February 14. 

The deadly accident took place at the intersection of Ashland Avenue and 47th Street at around 2 p.m. A 28-year-old man was crossing 47th Street when he was hit by the bus and pinned underneath it. Emergency responders had to use airbags to lift the bus and free the victim. 

The pedestrian was transported to the University of Chicago hospital in critical condition and later pronounced dead. No charges have been filed at this time, and the identity of the deceased has been withheld. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly accident is in progress. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Illinois

Chicago, IL - Pedestrian Fatally Hit by CTA Bus at Ashland Ave & 47th StSince 2008, there have been 35% more pedestrian fatalities in the United States. A total of 148 pedestrians lost their lives in Illinois in 2017. There are many factors that are assumed to be involved in the rise in pedestrian fatalities, including population expansion, a greater desire to walk, larger automobiles, and smartphone use. The most recent year for which data is available was 2017, when there were 148 pedestrian fatalities, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. 128 of the 148 pedestrians died on highways in cities and 20 in rural areas.

It is a tragedy when a loved one dies suddenly in a car accident. It can be challenging to deal with the emotional turmoil, pain, and loss – and if someone was responsible for that person’s passing, it may feel almost impossible to go on. Even though losing a loved one is never easy, there are laws in place to help family members and other representatives of Illinois wrongful death victims receive justice. It is critical that you have the right knowledge whether you’re considering participating in a wrongful death case or are simply interested in your state’s wrongful death legislation. Illinois’s wrongful death statutes, situations, survivor rights, legal procedures, and other pertinent information are covered in this article. 

To guarantee that you and your family receive justice, the attorneys at D&W Law Group will take all necessary precautions to protect your fundamental rights. Every wrongful death case is taken seriously by our attorneys, who are prepared to fight for your rights. Our legal team always puts the requirements of our clients above all else to ensure that the guilty party is brought to justice and that families can receive appropriate compensation if another person’s negligence resulted in a fatal crash. Call a Chicago wrongful death attorney at 312-888-8888 if a loved one died unexpectedly as a result of another person’s carelessness.

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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