Many people in the Arlington Heights area enjoy spending time outside and walking to their destination. Whether they are pedestrians out enjoying some fresh air and exercise or if they’re pedestrians on their way to work or the local store, walking is a great way to get around. Most of the time pedestrians are able to safely share the areas near road with drivers, but occasionally a serious accident occurs.
According to reports, a pedestrian was recently killed while crossing a street in the Near North Side. The man was crossing Ohio Street when he was hit by a white Toyota Camry. Witnesses to the accident say they saw a white car drive through the intersection and then saw the man lying in the road. The car did not stop and continued eastbound on Ohio Street. The victim was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he later died. The accident continues to be under investigation with no one in custody at this time.
No one expects their loved one will not return home because of a serious accident. These are tragic situations that no family is ever prepared for. If a family finds themselves in a situation in which their loved one was seriously injured or killed due to no fault of their own, they may want to get more information about personal injury law. It may be important to visit the accident scene and interview witnesses and review police reports to get answers as to what happened. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering, funeral expenses and other damages.