Category Archives: Pedestrian Accidents

Jogger Was Hit By A Car And Seriously Injured In Ela Township

A jogger was hit by a car this morning (June 28, 2018) in Ela Township.  The jogger was seriously injured.

According to information provided by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, in a June 28, 2018 media release titled “Serious Ela Township Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Crash,” Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the accident scene at 7:35 a.m.  The accident scene was at Eagle Drive and West Arrowhead Drive.

An excerpt from the media release:

Preliminary investigation shows a vehicle (2011 BMW sedan) driven by a 61-year-old female of Fox Lake, was traveling northbound on Eagle Drive. It appears the jogger, a 70-year-old female of Ela Township, was jogging on the east side of the roadway. The vehicle struck the jogger on Eagle Drive just north of Arrowhead Drive.

The jogger was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center with serious injuries. The driver of the BMW is cooperating with the investigation.

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

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake County accident in which a jogger was hit by a car can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the media release 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.

Fatal Lake County Pedestrian Accident In Antioch Township

There was a fatal Lake County pedestrian accident Saturday (June 9, 2018) night in Antioch Township.  The accident involved a vehicle hitting a man who was walking at the time of the accident.  After the collision, the driver left the accident scene (i.e. it was a “hit & run.”)

According to information provided by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, in a June 10, 2018 media release titled “Fatal Antioch Township Hit-And-Run,” Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the accident scene at approximately 9:30 p.m.  The accident happened in the area of West Grass Lake Road and North Sunset Drive.

An excerpt from the media release:

Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and found the male pedestrian on Grass Lake Road (on the north shoulder, approximately 500 feet east of Sunset Drive) critically injured.  The man was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where he was pronounced deceased.  The driver that struck the man fled the scene in the striking-vehicle, prior to the arrival of Sheriff’s Deputies.

The pedestrian was later identified as Brett Beckett, 52, of Antioch.

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

Those with information concerning the driver and/or the crash are asked to call the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at 847-549-5200 or call Lake County CrimeStoppers at 847-662-2222.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Lake County pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the media release 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.

Fatal Beach Park Pedestrian Accident On Lewis Avenue

There was a fatal pedestrian accident Sunday (April 1, 2018) night in Beach Park.  The accident happened along Lewis Avenue.

Details on the accident appear somewhat limited at this time.

Information regarding the crash has been provided by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and is seen in the April 2, 2018 Daily Herald article titled “Zion man killed in Beach Park crash.”  An excerpt:

A 2017 Toyota Tacoma was northbound on Lewis when it struck a black man wearing dark clothing, who was walking in the northbound lanes of the roadway at about 11:30 p.m. near Richard Park, the Lake County sheriff’s office said in a news release.

The man who was hit by the pickup truck died at the accident scene.  He was identified as Novotise A. Robinson, 45, of Zion.

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

Additional information concerning this fatal Lake County pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of information, including the article mentioned above as well as the Lake County Sheriff’s Office media release of April 2 titled “Fatal Truck Vs Pedestrian Accident.”

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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 Accident Injuries And Their Potential Health Impact

As seen in many pedestrian accidents, when a person is hit by a car or other vehicle a broad range of pedestrian accident injuries can occur.  While these injuries vary in severity, many are serious in nature and often can be life-threatening.  As seen in the many Lake County pedestrian accidents that have been summarized on this site, these accident injuries can lead to either death or various types of permanent impairments.  The “Lake County Pedestrian Accidents” page further discusses the nature and types of injuries, as well as what steps to take if you have been hit by a vehicle.

Among the more serious types of pedestrian accident injuries are those involving head injuries.  There are many incidents in which someone has been hit by a vehicle in the Chicago area and has suffered a traumatic brain injury, which is often referred to as a TBI.

A recent pedestrian accident that occurred at an intersection in St. Paul, MN illustrates the potential severity of such an injury as well as its long-term impact on one’s functionality.  The accident, head injury, and its impact on the pedestrian’s (Joy Hundley) health is discussed in the February 22, 2018 twincities.com article titled “No prison time for man who fractured pedestrian’s skull in St. Paul drunk-driving crash.”

Two excerpts:

Joy Hundley couldn’t be at the sentencing for the man who, while driving drunk, struck her in a St. Paul intersection as he was on her way home from work last September.

Instead, the 51-year-old was at a nursing home, where she’s expected to spend her foreseeable future after sustaining a traumatic brain injury in the accident.

The mother of four daughters — her youngest is 13 — slid under Gary Thomas Schmalz’ vehicle when he struck her at the corner of Fillmore and Robert streets about 9:20 p.m. Sept. 27, 2017.

also:

She was rushed to Regions Hospital, where she subsequently had to undergo seven surgeries to keep her alive. A portion of her skull was removed during one of the operations due to the magnitude of swelling in her brain.

Additional details regarding the long-term health impact of the pedestrian accident injuries as well as additional details regarding the accident can be seen in the article.

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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 Accidents That Occur While The Person Is In A Crosswalk

Pedestrian accidents continue to occur at notably high levels.  These accidents often involve the person who has been hit by a vehicle suffering serious injuries.  In many cases, treatment of these injuries require hospitalization that may be extensive, as well as a range of other types of medical care.  As seen in the Lake County pedestrian accidents that are summarized on this site, many pedestrian accident injuries can be life-threatening in nature, and a significant percentage result in fatal injuries.  [Further discussion of Lake County pedestrian accidents, including legal and medical topics, is seen on the “Lake County Pedestrian Accidents” page.]

One worrisome aspect of pedestrian accidents is those that occur while the person is walking in a crosswalk.  Many such crashes have occurred.  One post that discusses the issue of how safe is it to walk in a crosswalk is discussed in the December 21, 2017 post titled “Crosswalks And Safety Issues Raised Concerning Usage.”

There was another fatal Chicago pedestrian accident in which the person hit was walking in a crosswalk at the time of the collision.  This accident happened on Tuesday night (March 6, 2018) in Chicago’s Greshamneighborhood.  A woman was fatally struck by a CTA bus.

According to various media sources the fatal accident happened as the bus was attempting to make a right-hand turn onto 79th Street from Lafayette Avenue.  The collision occurred at approximately 7:25 a.m.  The woman hit died at the accident scene.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the March 7, 2018 Chicago Tribune article titled “Pedestrian killed by CTA bus on South Side“:

The bus operator was cited for failing to drive with due care, police said.

Additional details concerning these pedestrian accidents can be seen in the sources 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.