Posted On: August 26, 2009 by Steven J. Malman

Chicago Semi-Truck Crash Claims the Life of Pedestrian in Wicker Park

A 59-year-old man died last Saturday in a Chicago semi-truck accident on the Northwest Side in Wicker Park. The Stephen Richardson was crossing the street at the intersection of North Ashland and West Chicago Avenues when, according to police, he was hit by an 18-wheeler truck.

Richardson was pronounced dead at a Cook County hospital.

Yesterday morning, a West Dundee woman was crossing Illinois Highway 31 when she was fatally struck by a pickup truck driven by Elgin resident Francisco Rodriguez.

Diane Bonitzer, 66, was in the north crosswalk where Willow Lane and Strom Drive meet when the Kane County pickup truck accident. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Rodriguez, 31, was cited for failure to exercise due care and failure to yield to a pedestrian.

Pedestrians are always at a huge disadvantage anytime they are injured in a motor vehicle accident—especially if the vehicle is a semi-truck, a bus, a tractor-trailer, a big rig truck, a garbage truck, a dump truck, a delivery truck, a van, a pickup truck, or any other type of truck. Pedestrians have no protection whatsoever from the impact of colliding with a movie vehicle.

Our Chicago truck accident lawyers know that injury accidents are traumatic, painful, and disruptive not just for the victim, but also for family members and other loved ones. Many truck accidents are life changing for those involved and the emotional, financial, and physical tolls can be overwhelming.

West Dundee pedestrian fatally hit by truck, The Courier News, August 26, 2009

Pedestrian fatally struck by semi in Wicker Park neighborhood, Chicago Sun-Times, August 23, 2009

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The best way to determine whether you have grounds for filing a Chicago truck accident lawsuit is to contact the Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates, PC today.

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