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Chicago hit-and-run accident kills pedestrian

A deadly Chicago pedestrian accident on the North Side has claimed the life of a 75-year-old man, according to the Chicago Tribune. The collision occurred in Logan square just after 8 PM last Friday evening at the intersection of Kimball Avenue and North Avenue.

The victim was transported by ambulance to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in critical condition and pronounced dead less than an hour later.

After the accident the driver involved fled the scene. Chicago police located the car in the 4700 block of W. Washington Blvd. The Chicago Police Department’s major accident investigation unit is now involved and a man has been taken into police custody.

As the weather warms up in the Chicago land area, drivers have to be on the lookout for more and more pedestrians in crosswalks and at other locations. In the year 2009 alone, 111 pedestrians were killed in Illinois accidents, and 13 of those pedestrians were age 75 and older, that according to the Illinois Department of Transportation.

It was not reported if an Illinois pedestrian accident attorney is involved in this case yet.

Click here to read the story as reported by the Chicago Breaking News Center.

Anyone with information regarding the collision should contact the major accident investigation unit at (312) 745-4521.