Category Archives: Pedestrian Accidents

“Hit & Run” Accident Leads To Death Of Pedestrian

There was a fatal “hit & run” accident that led to the death of a pedestrian on Tuesday afternoon (November 7, 2017) in Zion.

According to Zion Police, the accident happened as a pedestrian was walking in the 200 block of Lewis Avenue at approximately 5:00 p.m. At that time she was struck by a northbound vehicle.

The pedestrian was identified as Latatia Shepard, 47, of Zion.

An excerpt regarding the accident, from the November 9 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Zion woman struck by vehicle, killed in hit-and-run“:

An autopsy Wednesday showed Shepard died of multiple traumatic injuries from being hit by the vehicle, according to Lake County Coroner Howard Cooper.

Those with information concerning this fatal hit & run accident are asked to call the Zion Police Department at 847-872- 8000 or the Lake County Crime Stoppers at 847-662-2222.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake County pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the November 9 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Woman fatally struck by hit-and-run vehicle in Zion.”

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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.

Electrician Fatally Struck By A Car November 2 In Park City

An electrician was fatally struck by a car Thursday (November 2, 2017) in Park City.

An excerpt regarding the fatal accident, from the Chicago Sun-Times article of November 7, 2017 article titled “Electrician fatally struck by car while working near road in Park City“:

Matthew Paulson, 28, was working on the side of the road near his parked vehicle on Greenleaf Street near Lake Park Avenue just before 11 a.m. Thursday, according to Park City Police Chief Walter Holderbaum. A southbound 2012 Chevrolet Malibu left the road and struck Paulson and his truck.

After striking Paulson, the car flipped over.

Paulson, of Barrington, died at the accident scene.

The driver of the Malibu, identified as a 23-year-old man, was taken to Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of his accident injuries.

It is unknown as to why the Malibu left the roadway.

The accident investigation continues, and the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team is involved.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Lake County accident involving a man who was fatally struck by a car can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the November 6 Daily Herald article (with remembrances and funeral information) titled “Family:  Barrington electrician struck by vehicle while working.”

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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 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.