Pedestrians of all ages are at risk of being hit and injured by a motor vehicle. Historically, male pedestrians are more likely to be injured than female pedestrians - and teen and young adult pedestrians are more likely to require medical treatment for crash related injuries than any other age group.
A Bensenville woman was struck by a pickup truck while crossing the sidewalk on the 1000 block of West Irving Park Road in Bensenville, Illinois on October 23, 2015. Police say the driver of the truck was exiting the Dunkin' Donuts parking lot when the driver struck the woman. The truck then continued eastbound on Irving Park Road without stopping.
If you are an injured pedestrian who was hit by a car, you should contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights. Your attorney will help you make sure your medical bills get paid and that you get compensated fairly for your injuries.
Waukegan city lawmakers are considering a change in local traffic laws affecting drivers and pedestrians. The alterations, aligning with the current Illinois Vehicle Code, would further protect people from becoming injured in a crosswalk and punish impaired pedestrians who wander into traffic.