A police officer driving an unmarked squad car struck and killed a pedestrian early Wednesday in the South Chicago neighborhood.
Maciej Machniewicz, 45, was driving south on Austin Avenue before “abruptly” turning east onto Belmont Avenue, according to police. He then hit another southbound vehicle and forced it to crash into a third vehicle. The vehicle Machniewicz was driving then hit a traffic box, a light pole, a fence and a pedestrian before coming to a rest.
Lida Xhelo, 62, was standing in the 5900 block of West Belmont Avenue about 6:40 p.m. when two vehicles crashed near her, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. She was also struck and taken to Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center, where she later died.
The driver of a pickup that fatally struck a pedestrian Tuesday night in northwest suburban McHenry has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, police said.
The incident occurred just after 10:30 a.m. at the Randolph Street exit off the Kennedy Expressway.
A truck driver who had just been involved in a minor crash with a minivan was standing outside his own truck to take pictures of the damage caused by the crash when he was run over by another truck
The man was in a crosswalk in the 200 block of North Broadway Avenue near the Aurora Transportation Center when a southbound car hit him about 6:20 p.m.
A pedestrian died when he walked in front of a Metra train in northwest suburban Park Ridge.
The crash happened at 7:30 a.m. at 68th and Halsted streets. None of the children suffered life-threatening injuries.
The 18-year-old woman was jogging about 8:39 a.m. at Gages Lake Road and Murifield Drive when she was struck.
A woman was killed when she was hit by a pickup truck in the Brighton Park neighborhood, after a teen accidentally put the truck in gear.
A 16-year-old Grayslake boy was killed late Thursday when he was struck by an SUV driven by an 18-year-old in northwest suburban Mundelein.
A vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed struck a pedestrian before colliding with three other vehicles, police said.
About 9:35 p.m., Samuel Bursey was crossing Weber Road eastbound approximately 1/8th mile north of 135th Street when he was struck by a 2000 Honda Civic.
Officers responded at 3:40 a.m. to the 6000 block of South Yale Avenue to a report of a pedestrian struck by a car, and found a 40-year-old man dead at the scene.
Police said the man was crossing Cicero Avenue near Archer Avenue at about 11:30 p.m., when a cab headed south on Cicero struck him.
The vehicle, described as a 2010-13 black or dark-colored 4-door Hyundai Sonata, was westbound on Division when it struck the 40-year-old pedestrian.
Police received multiple 911 calls about the girl walking in the middle of the roadway before being struck, police said.
A West Side man was charged with reckless homicide and DUI, after driving his vehicle into a group of pedestrians, fatally striking a man early Saturday in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
A driver was arrested after trying to run away from a Woodlawn neighborhood crash that killed a pedestrian Tuesday morning.