Chicago, IL (April 6, 2024) – A driver is in custody after striking two pedestrians near a River North gas station on Saturday afternoon, Chicago police said.

Police said the crash happened in the 200 block of West Chicago Avenue near Wells Street just before 4:00 p.m. Officers stated that a 55-year-old woman apparently lost control of her vehicle before hitting a 29-year-old woman on the north sidewalk and a 58-year-old man standing outside of a gas station. Authorities added that the 29-year-old was transported to Northwestern Hospital in fair condition, and the 58-year-old was also taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition. Police said the driver was transported to Northwestern Hospital, treated, and released. The driver is now in custody, and citations are pending, though an investigation is ongoing.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time.

Pedestrian Accidents in Chicago

In addition to providing much-needed exercise, walking in the Windy City may help you avoid waiting in traffic. Nevertheless, despite Chicago’s walkability, there is still danger for pedestrians on the city’s streets. Of course, suppose a pedestrian accident has injured you or a member of your family. In that case, you should always contact a Chicago pedestrian accident attorney as soon as possible.

Preliminary data suggests that pedestrian fatalities in traffic crashes may have increased to a record level in the last year, according to local authorities. Hit-and-runs caused 40% of fatal pedestrian fatalities, compared to the national average of 20%. Approximately 200 pedestrians lost their lives in car crashes, an increase of more than 20% from the year before. Sadly, 80% of severe and deadly pedestrian events in Chicago alone happened 125 feet or fewer from an intersection.

The Romaker Law Firm’s staff knows what it takes to pursue justice. Insurance companies will attempt to take advantage of your circumstances to pay you a much lower amount than what is rightfully yours. Fortunately, you may get a free consultation by calling the Romaker Law Firm’s vehicle accident lawyers in the Chicago area now. We have been fighting for Illinois state citizens and Chicago residents to get just compensation for their damages after a collision for more than twenty years. Contact our car accident lawyer in Chicago at 312-377-7000 to learn how to move forward with your life after a serious crash.

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