In Chicago, Illinois a pedestrian was seriously injured on Thursday, according to chicagobreakingnews.com. The pedestrian vs. car accident happened on the North Side around the intersection of LaSalle and Burton.
The victim was taken by ambulance to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment. The cause of the accident has not been reported and the investigation will be handled by the Major Accidents Investigations Unit of the Chicago Police Department.
We recently reported that pedestrian accidents have been increasing in Chicago. There are different theories as to the cause of the increase, but as a result the police have been cracking down on drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians at Chicago intersections.
The Police Department has been running a sting operation at dangerous uncontrolled intersections (no stop sign or stop light) where undercover officers pose as pedestrians. When a driver fails to yield to an officer, he or she receives a ticket.
In my opinion, as the weather warms up in Chicago and more people are on the street, it is good to see that the Chicago Police Department is taking the problem seriously.