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Chicago Driver Distracted By Cell Phone Hits Pedestrians On Sidewalk

Chicago Car Accident Lawyers from Abels & Annes have been retained by two pedestrians who were injured by a driver in April. The accident occurred when a driver talking on his cell phone lost control, drove onto a sidewalk and hit them. The collision happened on the South Side in the area of 57th Street.

Both pedestrians were treated for injuries at Advocate Christ Medical Center. One of the pedestrians is going through follow up treatment with a medical doctor and at MacNeal Hospital for leg injuries.

The Chicago Police Department investigated the accident and ticketed the defendant with using a cell phone while driving and with striking a pedestrian. The driver pleaded guilty to the charges this week in traffic court at the Daley Center.