HAMMOND- The chicagotribune.com writes that a man from West Lafayette was struck by a vehicle on Tuesday, December 25, 2018, at about 7:30 in the evening. The victim was identified as Freeman Pace, 44. Pacewas transported to the Christ Advocate Hospital where he was later declared dead at about 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday.*
Reports indicate that at the time of theaccident, Pace was walking in the westbound lanes and was struck bya 2007 Chevrolet HHR that was being driven by a 58-year-old woman from Chicago.
Pacewas transported to the Franciscan Health Hammond and later brought to the Christ Advocate Hospital via airlift. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Officer later declared Pace dead.
The investigation indicates that the victim was walking on the road following a domestic incident that led to Pace and his wife getting out of a car and walking on the interstate.
Reports indicate that alcohol is believed to have been involved in the collision.
Pedestrian incidents kill thousands of people each year. These accidents are more likely to transpire at night whendrivers do not have the same visibility. Another frequent factor in pedestrian accidents is alcohol. About one in three pedestrian deaths involves a party who was under the influence of alcohol. More alcohol-related pedestrian crashes involve drunk pedestrians than drink drivers. It is important for everyone on the road to be cautious on the road, and to pay attention to traffic.
While distracted driving has become a well-known risk to drivers, vehicle occupants, pedestrians and anyone else using the roads, there are noindications that distracted pedestrians may be a part of the problem as well. People who are looking at their phones can end up walking into the road and putting themselves at risk.
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