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ALGONQUIN, IL- The chicago.suntimes.com writes that a man was struck by a vehicle on Tuesday, October 31, 2018, in suburban Algonquin.

The victim was identified as 53-year-old David Popovich. Popovich was walking across Algonquin Road at 6:12 in the evening when he was struck by a westbound vehicle. The incident took place near Algonquin’s border with Crystal Lake.

Popovich lived in Lake in the Hills, about one block from the location of the crash. The victim was transported to the Lutheran General Hospital where he died of his injuries the following day at about 1:50 in the afternoon.

The driver who struck the victim was identified as a 50-year-old Algonquin woman who did not suffer any injuries and did not seem to be impaired. No charges were filed against the driver.

Pedestrian deaths have increased in recent years and have now stayed steadily at a 25-year high for the last two years. Between 2007 and 2016, pedestrian deaths increased by 27 percent. During the same years, other types of traffic fatalities decreased by 14 percent. Many safety improvements come in the form of protections for people in vehicles, but do not serve to prevent pedestrian crashes. The result is that a larger percentageof traffic fatalities is now made up of pedestrians.

Pedestrian accidents happen more often when it is dark out, and in many cases, pedestrians were crossing streets outside of designated crosswalks. Other factors impacting the likelihood of a pedestrian accident, and the severity of an accident include the speed at which a vehicle is traveling,and whether the driver or the pedestrian was under the influence of alcohol at the time of thecrash. Newer studies indicate marijuana may also play a role in some of these crashes.

If you or a loved one has been harmed in a pedestrian accident, contact Stein & Shulman, LLC Today

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Have you been injured or was a family member harmed due to an accident in Illinois, receive your free accident case review with a Pedestrian Accident lawyer in Chicago. You can receive a case consultation at no cost to you by calling our office at (312) 422-0506.

Stein & Shulman, LLC
134 N LaSalle St, #820
Chicago, IL 60602
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CHICAGO — The Southside neighborhood of Englewood is up in arms as investigators search for the killer of a 52-year-old grandmother who was run down while standing on a sidewalk in front of a convenience store. A 19-year-old young man is fighting for his life in a Chicago hospital after being struck while standing on the sidewalk as well. Witnesses say that the accident was no mistake. Police are now trying to capture the elusive suspect from the hit-and-run crash that happened on Thursday, October 18, 2018, around 11:15 a.m. according to the South Side Patch. Police continue to explore leads in an effort to identify the suspect.*

Witnesses to this horrific crash say this was no accident and surveillance video recovered from a building near the crime scene corroborates the eyewitness’ statements. Connie Magnum and Javonte Kirkland were standing on a sidewalk near a convenience store in the 5600-block of South Racine Avenue in Englewood Thursday morning. Surveillance video shows a silver Dodge or Chrysler mini-van driven by one person wearing a white, long-sleeved shirt outer garment crossed over into the wrong lane of traffic, hopped the curb, steered around a box truck, and rode down the sidewalk before plowing into the two people. The driver then sped away from the site of the carnage.

People who saw the collision say it was not an accident. The driver had to avoid too many obstacles and appeared to be in full control over the vehicle as the minivan plowed into the bodies of the two pedestrians and then fleeing the scene. Police suspect the damage to the car to be heavy on the driver’s side.

Officers from the Chicago Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Unit are assigned the case. They implore anyone with information about the identity of the perpetrator or the location of the suspect vehicle to call them at 312-745-4521.

If you or a loved one have been harmed in an auto crash, contact Stein & Shulman, LLC Today

Free, Instant Case Review – Call (312) 422-0506

Have you been injured or was a family member harmed due to an accident in Illinois, receive your free accident case review with a pedestrian accident lawyer in Chicago, Illinois. You can receive a case consultation at no cost to you by calling our office at (312) 422-0506.

Stein & Shulman, LLC
134 N LaSalle St, #820
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 422-0506

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