As a 67-year-old was walking Thursday night, avehicle struck her around 10 p.m. The accident happened in Des Plaines, Illinois when the woman was walking southbound attempting to cross Touhy Avenue and a truck struck her. She was pronounced dead after being transported to the hospital. There were no citations issued at the scene of the accident; however, authorities are continuing to investigate that accident.
Walking has always been an encouraged form of traveling and has increased in popularity over recent years to help the environment. With more pedestrians on the roads, pedestrian accidents are on the rise. Pedestrians are encouraged to follow safety precautions such as wearing reflective clothing, carrying a flashlight, and using crosswalks and sidewalks when available. Using every safety precaution may still not prevent an accident. It is important to contact a personal injury attorney to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth are experienced with pedestrian accident cases, and can help you or someone you know who has been injured or killed in a pedestrian accident. Our personal injury attorneys are licensed in Missouri and Illinois. We have logged thousands of hours on the phone with insurance companies and recovered millions of dollars for medical bills, pain and suffering, and property damage. We have over 95 years of combined experience. Please contact us at (314) 300-3000 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation assessment of your pedestrian accident.