72-Year-Old Killed in Niles By Driver Who Fled the Scene

NILES, IL- Abc7chicago.com writes that a man died in a pedestrian incident on Thursday, December 27, 2018, when a vehicle struck him as he crossed Greenwood Avenue in Niles. The victim was a 72-year-old man from Niles, Illinois.*

Police werealerted of a crash at about 6:30 in the evening and responded to the scene which was located at the intersection ofGreenwood Avenue and Betty Terrace. The victim was walking eastbound across the roadway when a white vehicle that was either a pickup truck or an SUV hit him.

After striking the elderly man, the vehicle was rear-ended by another vehicle, and then the driver drove away from the scene heading north. The driver of the second vehicle remained and tried to help the victim.

The victim was rushed to the Lutheran General Hospital, but he was declared dead at approximately 7 p.m.

The scene of the accident remained under investigation for several hours causing traffic to be diverted away from the northbound lanes of Greenwood Avenue.

The Incident is still being investigated.

Tragically, hit-and-run crashes involving pedestrians are rather common. States have been struggling to find ways tostop drivers from fleeing the scene of accidents in what is sometimes referred to as an epidemic of hit-and-run crashes. A big part of the issue is that many people who flee the scene of crashes are never caught or prosecuted for their actions. Early alert systems can serve to help police collect information about the person who fled the scene. Harsher legal repercussions for fleeing the scene of an accident are being used in an attempt to discourage people from leaving the scene of a crash.

If you or a loved one have been harmed in a pedestrian accident in Niles or anywhere in the State of Illinois, contact Stein & Shulman, LLC for your free case review.

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