Pedestrian Injured In Chicago Car Accident By Midway Airport
Automobile Accidents - October 1, 2023
Driver Doing Donuts Seriously Injured Pedestrian Not Far From Midway Airport in Chicago
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (October 1, 2023) – A driver involved in some type of drag race near Midway Airport in Chicago seriously injured a pedestrian.
Cook County officials are saying that the incident took place early Sunday morning. A white 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat with a black hood hit a pedestrian.
The driver may have been doing donuts prior to the collision. The victim was described as a 19-year-old male. He was transported to Christ Hospital in order to receive treatment.
Video of the aftermath shows many tracks still visible after other vehicles dispersed. A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Chicago Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrians are uniquely vulnerable to the hazards posed by vehicles. Many accidents take place during street races. According to the BMJ Injury Prevention Journal, from 1998 to 2001 “There were 149 568 fatal crashes and 315 (0.21%) involved street racing and 399 fatalities occurred in these crashes. In contrast to other fatal crashes, street racing fatal crashes were more likely to occur on urban roadways and were nearly six times more likely to occur at travel speeds ≥65 mph.” Pedestrian collisions are more likely to occur during certain periods.
- The weather may be adverse.
- Road conditions may be poor.
- Visibility may be reduced during late evening hours.
Drivers must slow down to avoid hitting pedestrians in the roadway. Pursuant to Illinois Vehicle Code 625 ILCS 5/11-503, a person egnages in reckless driving when they show a “(1) willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property; or (2) knowingly drives a vehicle and uses an incline in a roadway, such as a railroad crossing, bridge approach, or hill, to cause the vehicle to become airborne.” There are many steps that should be taken after any pedestrian collision.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- An experienced pedestrian accident attorney should be contacted.
The vast majority of pedestrian collisions are preventable and involve some amount of driver error. It can be hard to know where to begin after any pedestrian collision. Victims are often left with high medical bills and may need to take time off of work. Any person that is injured in a pedestrian collision may be able to seek some measure of justice through a bodily injury claim.
Investigating Illinois Pedestrian Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to the pedestrian injured near Midway Airport. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what took place.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a crash near the Midway Airport? Our team of pedestrian accident attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of help after a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.