CHICAGO (STMW) — A man who may have been the owner of a disabled car parked on the side of the road was killed early Saturday when he was struck by a car as he walked near the disabled car on the Far Northwest Side near O’Hare Airport.
The accident happened about 1:35 a.m. in the in the 5800 block of North Mannheim Road.
A 21-year-old woman was driving a PT Cruiser south on Mannheim and it may have been cut off by another vehicle, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said. The woman swerved her car from left to right to avoid a crash, and in doing so she struck a pedestrian and a parked Volvo which was disabled, Mirabelli said. The man she struck, who was believed to be in his 40s, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office, may have been the owner of the Volvo, Mirabelli said. The man, who remained unidentified as of about 12:20 p.m., died after the accident, according to a medical examiner’s office spokesman.
The woman remained on the scene and was being questioned by police.
The police Major Accident Investigation Unit is investigating.
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