Englewood, IL – Six Hospitalized After Pedestrian Accident at 63rd & Halsted Sts
Englewood, IL (August 26, 2022) – At the busy junction of 63rd Street and Halsted Street in Englewood, a car struck another vehicle and at least two pedestrians, sending several people to the hospital late on Friday afternoon, August 26.
A GMC driven by a 28-year-old man was traveling northbound on Halsted at about 4:25 p.m. when he allegedly ran a red light at 63rd Street and collided with a Honda being operated by a 54-year-old woman.
The GMC then struck a man and woman who were walking across the intersection, both of unknown age. Both victims were rushed in serious condition to the University of Chicago Medical Center. According to the Englewood Fire Department, two additional people and two children were transported to Stroger Hospital of Cook County and Comer Children’s Hospital, respectively. A seventh individual involved declined treatment at the scene.
Late on Friday, an investigation was being conducted by the Chicago PD and the Englewood Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Unit. No additional details have been made available to the public.
The injured victims and their loved ones have our warmest wishes for a quick recovery.
Pedestrian Accident Rates & Injuries in Chicagoland
However, the number of pedestrian fatalities in the US has lately increased by around 36%, despite an overall decline in mortality from other motor vehicle accidents. Illinois is home to some of the most populated and walkable cities in the country, including Chicago, Springfield, and others. And what’s more, a pedestrian is unfortunately more likely to be killed or gravely hurt while traversing such busy, high-traffic roadways in these densely populated areas.
Illinois’ Cook County has the highest incidence of pedestrian fatalities in the whole state. At least 120 pedestrian fatalities, a five-year high, were reported in Cook County in 2019.
Victims of a devastating tragedy may feel powerless in the face of the sad results, whether they are dealing with ongoing physical conditions, severe anguish, or exorbitant medical bills. Pedestrian accident victims all too often pass away from their wounds, leaving their families to deal with mounting bills like funeral fees in addition to the heartbreaking loss of a loved one.
You could have a number of legal options if you or a loved one was hurt or died in a pedestrian accident. After speaking with a Chicago car accident lawyer, you could discover that you are entitled to fair and complete financial compensation.
Anyone who has been hurt due to the negligence or inattention of another motorist may seek compensation under the Illinois Wrongful Death Act. Dependents and family members are rewarded if a lawsuit is successful.
Family members should thus speak with an Illinois accident attorney as soon as one of these occurrences takes place. Whether you lost a loved one or were hurt in an accident that might have been prevented, The D&W Law Group will do all in its power to help you get the maximum amount of compensation to which you are entitled.
Our legal team believes that a deceased victim’s surviving family members and loved ones should never be held liable for the expenses related to reckless driving. When you get in touch with our knowledgeable legal team, we’ll function as your main point of contact and painstakingly put together a successful accident claim on your behalf.
Call 312-888-8888 to set up a free, individualized consultation with the D&W Law Group. Our Chicago personal injury lawyers are ready to assess your available legal options and act quickly to help you get justice. To get the justice and recompense you are entitled to, get in touch with us right now.
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