CHICAGO, IL- Patch.com writes that a man was struck by a car and killed on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, on Chicago’s South Side in the Chatham neighborhood. The police responded to the crash site at about 9:25 in the morning on Cottage Grove Avenue.*
The driver who struck the victim stopped and is cooperating with the police and the investigation.
The victim was identified as 82-year-old Robert B. Green, of Chicago. The driver said that the victim stopped in the roadway to pick something up when he was hit.
The victim’s son is the Media Director for the Chicago Cubs, Julian Green. Green said that his father “was a retired printer and member of Lithographers and Photoengravers union.” Robert Green had also founded the Chatham Village Symphony Orchestra.
Green is survived by his wife, Hattie Green, their three sons, and his five grandchildren.
While eliminating pedestrian accidents is challenging, studies have indicated that there are many ways to reduce the risk of deadly pedestrian incidents. One easy and effective way to reduce the chances of people dying in pedestrian incidents is to reduce the speed limit, especially in placeswhere people are likely to be traveling on foot.
Studies have shown that pedestrians have a strong chance of surviving when they are struck by vehicles traveling 20 miles per hour or slower.The chance of survival drops rapidly as the speed of the vehicle rises. Additionally, when cars travel slower, drivers have more time to react and avoid crashes making accidents less likely to occur in the first place.
Better designed intersections can also reduce the risks of pedestrian accidents and other types of vehicle collisions without relying on drivers to be responsible at all times.