SUV Driver Fatally Struck Xiang He, 75, in Kenwood Earlier This Month

The 4700 block of East 47th Street. Image: Google Street View
The 4700 block of East 47th Street. Image: Google Street View

The driver of an SUV struck and fatally injured Xiang He, a 75-year-old woman, on Saturday, July 8, in Kenwood.

He was crossing the street on the 1400 block of East 47th Street near a crosswalk when the male driver hit her, according to police. She was transported to Stroger Hospital where she was pronounced dead, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy conducted that Monday found that He, who lived on the 4400 block of West Augusta, died from injuries suffered during the collision.

The driver was cited for failure to exercise due care for a pedestrian in the roadway, according to police.

Fatality Tracker: 2017 Chicago pedestrian and bicyclist deaths
Pedestrian: 16 (six were hit-and-run crashes)
Bicyclist: 2

Note: Streetsblog Chicago’s fatality numbers are based on media reports of fatal crashes on Chicago streets. According to fatality numbers released at a recent Mayor’s Pedestrian Advisory Council meeting, there had been 14 pedestrian deaths in Chicago this year as of April 30. There have been seven media-reported pedestrian fatality since that date, which means that a total of at least 21 people have been fatally struck while on foot in Chicago this year. In addition to the on-street bike fatalities, on June 24 a cyclist was riding on a CTA train platform when he fell on the tracks and was fatally struck.