Pedestrian Critically Injured In Chicago Car Accident on DuSable Lake Shore Drive
Pedestrian Accident - September 1, 2022
52-Year-Old Man Critically Injured In Chicago Car Accident on DuSable Lake Shore Drive Near Lakeview’s Belmont Harbor
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (August 31, 2022) – A 52-year-old man was critically injured in a Chicago car accident on DuSable Lake Shore Drive by Lakeview’s Belmont Harbor.
Cook County officials are saying that the collision took place around 7:58 p.m. on Tuesday. A pedestrian was in the roadway when they were hit by a vehicle.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. He was taken to the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with serious injuries.
Chicago police officials are currently investigating the circumstances of the DuSable Lake Shore Drive crash.
Liability In Chicago Pedestrian Accidents
Motor vehicle deaths have edged up in Chicago over the past several years. According to Streets Blog Chicago, “Tragically, total on-street Chicago traffic deaths spiked from 96 in 2019, to 139 last year, a 45 percent increase, according to preliminary Chicago Police Department data released today by the Chicago Department of Transportation.” The vast majority of pedestrian collisions are totally preventable. There are many factors that could contribute to a pedestrian collision.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. Pursuant to Illinois Vehicle Code 625 ILCS 5/11-1002, the driver of any motor vehicle shall yield the right of way to any pedestrian that is crossing in a lawfully marked crosswalk. Even if a pedestrian is not in a marked crosswalk, drivers still must do everything in their power to avoid hitting them. If a driver fails to reduce their speed and hits a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Victims of pedestrian collisions tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
It is crucial after any accident that there is a thorough investigation. Many pedestrian accidents are captured with surveillance cameras. Eye witnesses should be interviewed. Even in the absence of eye witnesses or video footage, the physical evidence left behind at a crash site can paint a picture of what happened.
Investigating A Chicago Pedestrian Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to the man injured in this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of the victim.
Do you need more information about a Chicago pedestrian accident? Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the information and support that they deserve. Whether you just have legal questions or need an investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.