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Pedestrian Fatality

Driver struck and killed Samantha Marie Hutcherson, 25, on December 28 in Washington Heights

Hutcherson was the 29th person struck and killed while walking on Chicago streets in 2023.

January 12, 2024

Woman, 57, fatally struck by hit-and-run SUV driver is third pedestrian killed near one-mile stretch of Congress in Garfield Park in three months

This fatality took place one day after an off-duty police officer struck and killed a female pedestrian in River North.

December 12, 2023

CPD officer who killed Maria Schwab, 56, almost escaped DUI charges because supervisor failed to report case, no Breathalyzer given

The officer wasn't tested until hours after she killed the pedestrian, giving the cop an opportunity to sober up almost to a legal blood alcohol concentration level.

December 8, 2023

Turning trucker fatally struck Chauncie J. Lewis, 33, lying on the sidewalk in West Garfield Park

Tragically, no intervention was done for two hours after a citizen called to request help for Lewis, after which he was struck, as the caller feared would happen.

October 19, 2023

Pedestrian fatally struck at Chicago/DLSD, which has stoplights, but no east-west crosswalks

Perhaps it would be wise to install a pedestrian crosswalk or two at the intersection in the future.

October 17, 2023

5 weeks after reckless driver killed woman in front of Ald. Sigcho-Lopez’s office, hit-and-run killing committed one block away

Hopefully this second death will make it even more obvious to city and state officials that Cermak needs to made safer, and they will take action.

October 11, 2023