A Wheeling pedestrian accident occurred on Thursday (August 1, 2019) night. This Wheeling pedestrian accident resulted in a 60-year-old man being seriously injured.
Details on this Wheeling pedestrian accident appear limited at this time. The cause and circumstances regarding the crash do not appear to be publicly disclosed.
According to Wheeling Police, police responded to the accident at approximately 8:45 p.m. The accident scene was near the intersection of Wolf Road and Strong Avenue.
The pedestrian, identified as a 60-year-old man, was taken to the hospital. His injuries were considered to be serious injuries.
The driver remained at the accident scene.
The car’s windshield was damaged during the collision.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this Wheeling pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the August 2, 2019 CBS Chicago article (with video) titled “Pedestrian Struck, Seriously Injured In Wheeling” as well as the Arlington Cardinal article titled “Person Hit By A Vehicle At Wolf Road and Strong Ave Wheeling.”
Additional discussion of pedestrian accidents can be found on the “Lake County Pedestrian Accidents” page. Fatal pedestrian accidents are discussed on the “Fatal Pedestrian Accidents That Occur In Lake County” page.
As discussed on these pages, for many reasons when a vehicle hits a person serious accident injuries usually occur. A broad range of injuries are possible, ranging in severity. As seen on the individual Lake County pedestrian accidents summarized on this site, many such accidents result in fatal injuries.
If you are hit by a vehicle, there are many steps – both from a legal and medical perspective – that should be taken. Those steps are discussed on the pedestrian accident pages mentioned above.
Of note, due to the typically highly traumatic nature of being hit by a vehicle, many complex injuries can occur. Some injuries, such as soft tissue damage, internal bleeding, and head injuries may not be readily apparent right after the accident. For this reason – as well as other reasons – it is highly advisable to have a thorough medical exam done as soon as possible. This medical exam is typically conducted in a hospital emergency room (ER).
Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Joseph Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”
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