2 deaths in separate Chicago area pedestrian accidents

Illinois pedestrian accidents claimed the lives of two people in separate accidents last night in the Chicago area, according to WGN news.

One of the deadly pedestrian hit-and-run crashes occurred in suburban Des Plaines. A teenager was found around 6:20 PM on Friday evening in the area of 906 E. Algonquin Rd. lying in the westbound lanes traffic just East of S. 3rd Ave.

The driver involved in the collision left the scene of the accident before police arrived. The pedestrian was taken by ambulance to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge where he was pronounced dead just after 6:30 PM.

The Des Plaines Police Department is asking for help locating the hit-and-run driver. Anyone with information about the accident is being asked to call police at 847-391-5400. Or, if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers. The pedestrian victim was only 17 years old.

In a second fatal Chicago pedestrian accident, a 35-year-old woman was killed while she was walking the 7300 block of S. Racine Avenue in Chicago around 2:15 AM. The victim was a Chicago resident who lived in the 8600 block of South Aberdeen. The victim was taken by ambulance to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

The driver that struck the pedestrian was reportedly in police custody and charges are pending. There is no word as to whether Chicago injury attorneys are involved in either case yet.