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Pedestrian Fatalities

Hit-and-run pickup driver struck and killed Jiekun Xu, 68, on Pulaski Road where traffic deaths are common

Jiekun Xu was the fourth pedestrian or bike rider fatally struck on Chicago's Pulaski Road in less than a year.

February 10, 2024

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

Hit-and-run car driver killed male pedestrian, 56, on stretch of Independence crossing Eisenhower

The crash report says the responding officers were unable to find Police Observation Device cameras that recorded the incident.

September 11, 2023

CPD knows owner of car whose driver killed Ulysses Coleman, 38, Sunday in Austin, but hasn’t filed charges

Hopefully the police department will use all legal methods available to identify and charge the motorist who killed Coleman.

August 21, 2023