One pedestrian has been killed and another pedestrian has been injured in a fatal Lakeview hit-and-run crash.
Lakeview Hit-and-Run Crash Near Wrigley Field
The Lakeview hit-and-run crash took place near Wrigley Field and the Town Hall District Police Station at around 12:30 p.m. on August 14, 2021. At that time, a 24-year-old woman and a 28-year-old woman were crossing at Addison Street and Fremont Street when they were struck by a BMW X3 SUV, which subsequently crashed into a fence. The driver and a passenger in the SUV then fled the scene on foot.
The 24-year-old woman was pronounced dead from head injuries at the scene of the Lakeview hit-and-run crash. The 28-year-old was transported to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for minor injuries, where her condition was stabilized.
Chain Of Events Started a Block Away
The chain of events leading to the Lakeview hit-and-run crash started a block away at a Shell gas station at the southwest corner of Halsted Street and Addison Street. According to workers there, the SUV’s driver traveled through the parking lot and hit another vehicle at a crosswalk.
The motorist then headed west on Addison Street and ran a stop sign at Addison Street and Freemont Street. The driver attempted to turn left onto southbound Freemont Street and struck the two pedestrians, then drove onto the west side of the sidewalk and ran into the iron fence.
The police Major Accident Investigation Unit is investigating the Lakeview hit-and-run crash. As of late Saturday, nobody was in custody. No car accident attorneys have filed suit yet.
Pedestrians at Greater Risk in Crashes
Thousands of pedestrians sustain serious, sometimes fatal injuries in crashes. While pedestrians are only involved in approximately 16 percent of traffic accidents, they face a far greater risk of being severely hurt or killed when they happen.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than the occupants of vehicles to die in these incidents. In fact, 5,987 pedestrians were killed in domestic crashes in 2016. This is the equivalent of one death every 90 minutes.
When a human body is exposed to the impact of thousands of pounds of metal, the injuries can be devastating, even at low speeds. When automobiles travel at higher speeds, the likelihood of a pedestrian being hit and the severity of the injuries can both be dramatically worse.
Fighting for Injured Pedestrians
If you get struck by a motor vehicle while traveling on foot, your life could change dramatically. Your medical bills could soon spiral out of control, all at a time when you are not earning income because you are unable to return to work. Before you know it, you and your family could find yourselves on the brink of financial ruin, all because of a driver’s negligence.
GWC Injury Lawyers LLC believes this is wrong, and our car accident attorneys have been working for more than four decades to obtain full and fair compensation for injured pedestrians.
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