A pedestrian was hit and killed by a car in Chicago last Saturday while walking across the street near his Chicago home, according to Chicagobreakingnews.com. The victim was Berthel Walters, 69, a South Side resident who lived on the 800 block of East 46th Street.
The accident occurred at approximately 6:30 a.m. when the pedestrian was walking in the area of the 3000 block of South Moe Drive. He was hit by a 2000 Dodge Ram pickup truck. The pedestrian was taken from the scene of the accident to a local Chicago area hospital where he was pronounced dead at approximately 11:00 a.m.
The driver of the pickup truck was also a Chicago resident. As a result of the accident, she was cited for striking a pedestrian in the roadway. Under Illinois law, drivers have a duty to use due care to avoid hitting pedestrians.
This accident occurred just days after our law firm reported that pedestrian deaths in Chicago, Illinois are on the rise. In 2008 there were 56 pedestrian deaths in Chicago, which increased from 49 in 2007.
If you are a pedestrian who has been hit and and injured by a motor vehicle, or if you have lost a loved one who was killed in an automobile collision, please contact attorneys at Abels & Annes for a free consultation.