Woman Injured In Bucktown, Chicago Hit-And-Run Car Accident

Chicago Police Searching For Bentley Driver Involved In Bucktown, Chicago Hit-And-Run Car Accident That Left Woman Critically Injured

Woman Injured In Bucktown, Chicago Hit-And-Run Car Accident

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (May 5, 2024) – A 40-year-old woman was critically injured in a Bucktown, Chicago hit-and-run collision with a Bentley on West Armitage Avenue.

Cook County officials are saying that the accident took place just before 11:00 a.m. on Saturday night. A woman was crossing the intersection when she was hit by a dark-colored 2009-2012 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Sedan 4 door.

The driver of the vehicle fled the scene and is being sought by police. Paramedics were called to Bucktown in order to help the victim.

The Chicago police department said that the Bentley has front-end damage and a missing lower grill. Anyone with more information about the collision is encouraged to reach out to the city’s Major Accident Investigation Unit.

A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Chicago Pedestrian Accidents

Car accidents remain a serious hazard for pedestrians across Chicago and Illinois. According to the Chicago Department of Transportation, “Nearly 90% of traffic deaths in Chicago involve reckless behavior by people behind the wheel.” There are a number of measures that cities should take in order to reduce the prevalence of pedestrian collisions.

  • Cities should install pedestrian-friendly infrastructure, including pedestrian islands.
  • Police officials should heavily enforce traffic infractions likely to lead to pedestrian collisions.
  • Cities should study which intersections have the most accidents.

Pursuant to Illinois Vehicle Code 625 ILCS 5/11-1003.1, every driver must exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian. They must also use their horns when necessary and exercise the proper precautions to avoid colliding with any child or obviously confused person. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Several steps should be taken after any hit-and-run collision.

  • Eyewitnesses should be interviewed.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • Fragments of the fleeing vehicle should be collected.

If a driver fled the scene of a collision, they could face criminal as well as civil liability. The vast majority of pedestrian accidents are preventable and involve some amount of driver error. This could include instances where drivers are distracted or speeding. Any person injured in a car accident may be able to seek some measure of justice through a civil claim.

Getting Legal Help After A Chicago Pedestrian Accident

We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to the woman injured in this Bucktown, Chicago hit-and-run car accident. It is our sincere hope that she is able to make a full recovery. The driver involved in this crash should do the right thing and come forward. It is never too late to do the right thing.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Chicago pedestrian accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of pedestrian safety advocates is here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the support and justice that they are entitled to under the law. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into any accident, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.