The Chicago Tribune is reporting that a woman and her two children were hit by fire truck in suburban Libertyville, Illinois on Wednesday morning. The Illinois truck vs. pedestrian accident occurred as the fire truck was returning to the station, turning from Cook on to Milwaukee Avenue when it struck the pedestrians crossing the street in a crosswalk, according to police. A lieutenant that was driving the truck was ticketed after the collision for failing to obey a traffic control device.
According to the Lake County News-Sun, the lieutenant turned right on a red light. There is a no turn on red sign from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the intersection.
The kids were being pulled across the street by their mother in a wagon. The truck hit them, knocking the wagon over. The truck immediately stopped.
The wagon reportedly ended up under the fire truck, and the kids crawled out from underneath apparently not injured. The mother sustained non-life-threatening and was taken to Condell Medical Center. The injuries were not life-threatening.
Right and left turn pedestrian accidents are very common in the Chicago area. Often drivers are busy looking for oncoming vehicle traffic, and they fail to observe pedestrians in the road.
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