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8 hurt, 1 pedestrian killed in deadly Chicago car accident

A Chicago car crash on the Southwest Side has resulted in the death of a pedestrian and several others being injured, according to WGN News. The car accident occurred near Archer and Kedzie around 3:45 p.m. and involved 4 cars and three pedestrians. The pedestrian was reportedly run over by a van involved in the crash.

The pedestrian was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and dies a short time later. The others hurt were taken to Sinai, Stroger Hospital, and Saint Anthony Hospital. One of the victims seriously injured was a child.

The at fault driver arrested at the scene. Witnesses to the accident are saying that the van that caused the accident was going around 60 mph right before the crash and was weaving in and out of traffic, according to NBC News.

According to data compiled by the Illinois Department of Transportation, from 2004-2008, an average of 158 people died every year in Illinois pedestrian accidents. Most of these fatalities occurred in urban area. In those same years, on average 5,973 pedestrians were hurt.