Category Archives: Pedestrian Accidents

Fatal Waukegan Pedestrian Crash

There was a fatal pedestrian accident Sunday night (June 25, 2017) in Waukegan.

According to information provided by the Waukegan Police Department, the accident involved a southbound SUV hitting a man in the 200 block of North Green Bay Road.  The collision occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m.

The man, identified as a 39-year-old man from Grayslake, was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

An excerpt from the Chicago Sun-Times article of June 26, 2017, titled “Pedestrian fatally struck by SUV in Waukegan“:

Police said he was crossing the street when traffic was legally flowing. He was wearing a black t-shirt and blue jeans.

“It is possible that the darker colored clothing played a factor in the accident,” police said.

The driver of the SUV, identified as a 32-year-old woman from Waukegan, was not injured, nor were the four juvenile passengers in the SUV.

The traffic crash investigation is being conducted by the Waukegan Police Department’s Traffic Division.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Lake County pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times article mentioned above as well as the Lake County News-Sun article of June 26 titled “Pedestrian struck and killed by SUV on Green Bay Road in Waukegan.”

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is a law firm that concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.

Fatal Pedestrian Accident In Waukegan Involving “Hit & Run”

There was a fatal pedestrian accident early Saturday (April 29, 2017) in Waukegan.  The accident was a “hit & run” accident in which the driver of the vehicle left the accident scene.

Waukegan Police went to the accident scene, which was in the first block of Genessee Street, at 4:30 Saturday morning.  Police found two pedestrians who had been struck by a vehicle that had been driving in the wrong lane.

One pedestrian, Jose J. Diaz, 28, of Waukegan, died from his accident injuries.  The second pedestrian, identified only as a 27-year-old man, was also hurt and taken to the hospital with injuries described as “moderate.”

Based upon police interviews and physical evidence left at the accident scene, an arrest was made.

An excerpt from the May 1 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Waukegan police:  One killed, another injured in hit-and-run on Genessee Street“:

Arrested was Tony Salcedo, 25, North Chicago, who has been charged with obstructing a police officer during an investigation, leaving the scene of a fatal accident, reckless driving, improper lane usage, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and driving in the wrong lane, according to Florip.

Authorities said additional charges are possible.

Additional details regarding this fatal Lake County pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Lake County News-Sun article mentioned above as well as the May 1 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “1 killed, 1 injured by vehicle driving in wrong lane in Waukegan.”

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is a law firm that concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.

Teenage Boy Dies After Vernon Hills Pedestrian Accident

There was a fatal Lake County pedestrian accident Friday night (March 31, 2017) on Townline Road in Vernon Hills.

Details on the accident are somewhat limited at this time.

According to preliminary accident investigation findings provided by the Vernon Hills Police Department, the accident happened as a 13-year-old boy (identified as Adrian Marinez, of Mundelein) was crossing Townline Road west of Milwaukee Avenue.  At 9:55 p.m., he was struck by a westbound vehicle driven by a 16-year-old boy from Mundelein.

Marinez was taken to Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, and then flown to Lutheran General Hospital, for treatment of his accident injuries.  He was pronounced dead at 5:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

This fatal traffic accident remains under investigation by the Vernon Hills Police Department and the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 1, 2017 Chicago Tribune article titled “13-year-old dies after being hit by vehicle in Vernon Hills” as well as the April 1 Daily Herald article titled “Teen pedestrian killed in Vernon Hills.”

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is a law firm that concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.

Pedestrian Struck By Car In Lake Forest Crosswalk

Pedestrian accidents are notable in many regards.  One aspect of pedestrian accidents is the possibility of serious accident injuries resulting from the impact.  Often, the person who is struck by a vehicle is seriously injured, due to the strong and unnatural forces that the body is subjected to.  On this site, various Lake County pedestrian accident injuries have been summarized in posts found in the “Pedestrian Accidents” category.  As well, the subject – particularly with regard to the types of injuries, and what to do if you are hit by a vehicle – is further discussed on the “Lake County Pedestrian Accidents” page.

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in Lake Forest on the afternoon of January 16, 2017.  The accident happened on Deerpath Road, near Bank Lane.

The accident is discussed in the Daily North Shore article of January 17, 2017, titled “Driver Hits Pedestrian in LF.”

The pedestrian was taken to Lake Forest Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

According to Lake Forest Police, slippery conditions were a contributing factor in the accident, for which the driver was ticketed for failing to stop for a pedestrian in the crosswalk.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake County pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily North Shore article mentioned above.

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is a law firm that concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.

Man Fatally Struck By Pickup Truck On Sheridan Road In Beach Park

There was a fatal Lake County pedestrian accident on Monday night (January 9, 2017) in Beach Park.

Details on the accident appear somewhat limited at this time.

Preliminary investigation findings indicate that the accident happened on Sheridan Road, just north of West Yorkhouse Road, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.  Deputies responded to the accident at 8:43 p.m.

The pedestrian, currently identified only as a 54-year-old man, was attempting to cross Sheridan Road from the west, when he was struck by a northbound Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck.  At the time of the crash the man was said to be wearing dark clothing.

The pedestrian was taken to Vista East Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries, which were considered to be critical in nature.  He was pronounced dead there.

The driver of the pickup truck, a 62-year-old man, was not injured during the collision.

An accident investigation is being conducted by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the January 10, 2017 Lake County Sheriff’s Office news release titled “Fatal Beach Park Traffic Crash” as well as the January 10, 2017 Lake Forest Patch article titled “Man Hit by Car and Killed on Sheridan Road in Beach Park.”

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is a law firm that concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.