Chicago pedestrian accident causes death of 70-year old South Side man

A man has died in an Illinois car vs. pedestrian collision that occurred on Monday around 7:30 a.m. on 92nd Street near Ewing Ave., WGN news is reporting. The pedestrian, a 70-year-old resident of the 8300 block of South Baker Avenue in Chicago had just been involved in a minor auto accident and had gotten out of his car to exchange information with another driver. At that time a 3rd vehicle that was passing the location fatally struck him.

The pedestrian victim was taken by ambulance to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was pronounced dead soon after.

The Chicago Police Department is handling the accident investigation. Police have ticketed the at-fault driver for failing to avoid striking a pedestrian.

It has not been reported if a Chicago injury lawyer is involved in the case.

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, in the year 2009 alone 113 pedestrians were killed in the State of Illinois. Of those that died, 23 pedestrians were age 65 and over. There were a total of 5,313 accidents in 2009 involving Illinois pedestrians.

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