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Waukegan Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

On February 4, a 15-year-old pedestrian was fatally injured when she was struck by a drunk driver in Chicago Ridge. The young girl was a student at Oak Lawn’s Richard High School. The very next morning, a 20-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle near the Rush University Medical Center. According to Chicago police, the woman suffered a broken hip and was treated at Chicago’s Stroger Hospital. 

For pedestrians in the greater Chicago area, the risk of being struck by a motor vehicle is very serious and all too familiar. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, more than 4,600 pedestrians were injured in car accidents in 2016 across the state. Of those injuries, 150 ultimately proved fatal. 

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Illinois personal injury lawyer, Illinois pedestrian accident attorney, Illinois car accident lawyer,There is no denying that pedestrian accidents are just as problematic and dangerous as vehicle and motorcycle crashes, sometimes even more so due to the fact that pedestrians are vulnerable in a very different way. They are out in the open, at the mercy of fast-moving traffic, with little to protect them. In addition, they possess a disadvantage when it comes to reaction time. Unlike motorists, they cannot hit the brake or take a sharp turn to avoid being struck. They must rely entirely on their reflexes and the practice of cautious observation when sharing the roadways.

This is why it is so important for both pedestrians and motorists to familiarize themselves with the common crash types that occur between vehicles and pedestrians, so they are equipped to be alert and take the special precautions necessary to help prevent pedestrian-related incidents.

The Most Common Pedestrian Crash Types

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