An Illinois pedestrian accident has resulted in the death of the 76-year-old woman who was hit and killed by a minivan in the parking garage at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights on Wednesday morning, according to Tribune Local. The pedestrian victim was reportedly walking in a marked area for pedestrians at the time of the accident.
The woman was struck by a red Chrysler van that was being operated by a 59-year-old driver from Mount Prospect. The pedestrian became trapped under the vehicle and rescue personnel from the fire department and hospital staff tried to treat her while others tried to lift the vehicle and free her. Once she was able to be removed she was taken a short distance to the emergency room with multiple injuries and she died a short time later.
It is being reported that surveillance cameras are helping police reconstruct the accident scene. No traffic citations or criminal charges have been filed against the at fault motorist, but the Arlington Heights police investigation is still ongoing.
It is not been reported if a Chicago pedestrian accident attorney is involved in the case yet. As the weather warms up in Chicago, more and more pedestrians will be on the street and Illinois motorists have to keep a proper lookout for them. The Illinois Secretary of State’s office reports that in the year 2008 alone 135 pedestrians were killed in the State of Illinois and nationwide over 4,500 pedestrians were killed and approximately 60,000 were injured.