Chicago, IL – Pedestrian Hurt in Crash at N Ashland Ave & S Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (March 23, 2023) – On March 22, the Chicago Police Department and firefighters were called to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on the West Loop that ended in injuries.
At approximately 5:10 p.m., a pedestrian was walking on North Ashland Avenue. For reasons unknown, they were struck by a vehicle that was traveling near the intersection with South Ashland Avenue.
The pedestrian suffered injuries in the crash. The police and firefighters responded to the scene and closed off the roadway.
Medics were called to care for the pedestrian while on-site. The victim was then transported to a local hospital.
The Chicago police are currently investigating to determine what caused the accident.
We hope the pedestrian is able to recover quickly.
Pedestrian Accidents in Illinois
Every day, motor vehicle accidents take place in Illinois that have overwhelming consequences on the lives of those involved. Regrettably, we see countless innocent pedestrians suffer life-changing injuries as a result of accidents caused by drivers who are negligent and reckless while behind the wheel. Some of the leading factors in car crashes across Illinois every year include:
- Impairment: Those who choose to consume alcoholic beverages or take drugs before getting behind the wheel pose a serious threat to the safety of those on the road.
- Running red lights: Running red lights at intersections greatly increases the likelihood of a collision with oncoming traffic or even pedestrians in the area. At intersections across the state, one of the most common causes of pedestrian collisions is drivers who disobey traffic lights.
- Failing to yield: Accidents involving cars that fail to yield when leaving driveways, parking lots, or switching lanes sometimes result in catastrophic injuries that often require expensive medical treatment.
When drivers engage in these and other reckless actions while traveling near pedestrians, they can strike them and cause serious harm. If you have suffered injuries as a result of an automobile accident that was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another driver, you may be able to take legal action. A skilled and knowledgeable Chicago pedestrian accident lawyer can help you seek the maximum compensation possible to cover the damages you face.
With the help of knowledgeable pedestrian accident lawyers like our team at D&W Law Group, you can get the justice and compensation you deserve. Our team is experienced in handling cases such as these within Illinois, and our free consultation provides valuable advice as to what steps need to be taken next. Feel free to reach out to our Illinois personal injury law firm at 312-888-8888 for a free consultation so that we can start working on your case right away.
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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.