pedestrian accidents

Crest Hill Pedestrian Accident Results In Fatal Accident Injuries

There was a Crest Hill pedestrian accident after which the man hit died early Monday (March 18, 2019) morning. Details on this Crest Hill pedestrian accident appear limited at this time. Various media sources summarize the accident, including the March 18, 2019 Romeoville Patch article titled “Elderly Pedestrian Hit, Killed By Car In Crest Hill” …

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Fatal Will County Pedestrian Accident Route 53 Near Greenwood Avenue

There was a fatal Will County pedestrian accident Monday (May 7, 2018) afternoon. Details on the accident appear somewhat limited at this time. The pedestrian accident involved a man who was struck by a semi truck as he was attempting to cross Route 53, near Greenwood Avenue (in the 600 block of North Route 53.)  The …

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March 5, 2018 New Lenox Pedestrian Accident Injures Man

Pedestrian accidents remain a problematical aspect with regard to traffic safety.  These accidents occur on a regular basis, and a pedestrian accident typically leads to injuries that are serious in nature.  Someone who has been hit by a vehicle can suffer life-threatening injuries, and fatal injuries can occur. On this site, various pedestrian crashes that …

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Safety Issues Raised Concerning Suburban Chicago Crosswalk Use

Will County Pedestrian Safety As previously discussed on this site, pedestrian accidents involving people who are walking in crosswalks at the time of the collision happen on a regular basis in the Chicago area.  As such, one question that has arisen is whether crosswalks offer a “false sense of security” for pedestrians and others, like …

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Man Fatally Struck By Semi Truck On I-55 Near Bolingbrook

A man was fatally hit by a semi truck early Saturday (December 2, 2017) morning on the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) near Bolingbrook.  The man was struck near mile marker 265. An excerpt regarding the crash and its causes, as seen in the Chicago Sun-Times article of December 2, 2017 titled “Police:  Man fatally struck by …

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Fatal “Hit & Run” Accident Leads To Death Of Pedestrian

There was a fatal “hit & run” accident in Bolingbrook during which a pedestrian died.  According to police the accident occurred sometime between 11:00 p.m. Saturday (November 4, 2017) and 1:00 a.m. Sunday (November 5, 2017.) According to information provided by the Bolingbrook Police Department and the Will County Coroner’s Office, a woman’s body was …

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Joliet Pedestrian Accident Involving Life-Threatening Injuries

There was a pedestrian accident Friday night (July 21, 2017) in Joliet.  The pedestrian – a 41-year-old woman – sustained injuries that were considered to be life-threatening in nature, including serious head injuries. According to preliminary accident investigation findings from the Joliet Police Department, the pedestrian tried to quickly run across oncoming traffic on Larken …

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Man Fatally Struck On Interstate 80 Near New Lenox

There was a fatal accident Monday afternoon (April 4, 2016) on Interstate 80 near New Lenox. Details on the accident appear limited.  The accident, and especially its causes, are still under investigation by the Illinois State Police. The accident involved a semi fatally striking a man on westbound Interstate 80 near mile marker 139.  The …

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Girl Fatally Struck By Train Outside Lemont

There was a fatal pedestrian accident Wednesday evening (September 3, 2015) outside of Lemont. According to authorities, the 17-year-old girl was walking along the Heritage Corridor Line tracks when she was hit near Boyer Street. An excerpt from the September 3, 2015 Lemont Patch article titled “Girl, 17, Was Wearing Headphones When Struck by Train: …

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