A mail carrier was struck and killed at a carwash in the Lincoln Square neighborhood in Chicago’s North Side on the morning of January 28, 2017.
Passion Overstreet, 28, was inside a carwash at the 5400 block of Damen Avenue when a 56-year-old man drove his Volkswagen Golf through its closed overhead door at approximately 9:50 a.m. Ms. Overstreet was struck by the door and the car and pinned underneath both. Firefighters arrived at the scene and extricated Ms. Overstreet. She was taken to Evanston’s Saint Francis Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
The driver who struck her was cited for failure to take due care for a pedestrian. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a pedestrian is injured in a motor vehicle accident every eight minutes in the United States. Even at low speeds, the impact of thousands of pounds of metal can cause catastrophic injuries.
Have you been struck by a motor vehicle? If so, you need an experienced and dedicated attorney to fight for you. The pedestrian accident attorneys at GWC Injury Lawyers are an excellent choice because they have decades of experience bringing justice in cases exactly like this.
GWC prosecutes a wide variety of injury cases throughout Illinois, including those involving pedestrian accidents, workers’ compensation, construction accidents, medical malpractice, and product liability. If you or your loved one has been injured, from being struck by a vehicle or by some other means, please contact our office for a free legal consultation to see if you may be eligible for financial compensation for your injuries.<< BACK TO BLOG POSTS