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Pedestrian Fatalities

Driver of pickup with high front end fatally struck Xyaire Askew, 4, Sunday evening in Avalon Park

The driver said he didn't see the boy before running him over, possibly due in part to the design of his vehicle.

June 5, 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

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

Ald. Martin: Broadway/Winona Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety Improvements will start construction later this week

The project is one of several innovative walk/bike/transit safety infrastructure initiatives planned or happening in the 47th Ward.

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

Who’s to blame for the killing of a man on the sidewalk after two drivers crashed in West Ridge?

The police statement and crash report provide different accounts of which driver should have yielded, but a 6-lane street layout may have also played a role in the tragedy.

September 19, 2023