Study Shows Pedestrian Crosswalks Unsafe In Chicago

A new city of Chicago study shows that 80 percent of vehicle-pedestrian crashes occur at intersections and mostly involve pedestrians walking where they are supposed to, in a cross walk. The study also shows the number one cause of pedestrians being hit by cars is drivers failing to yield the right-of-way. Most pedestrians are hit by turning vehicles while the pedestrians are attempting to cross the street in the crosswalk. There are about 3,000 vehicle-pedestrian crashes a year in Chicago. The pedestrian always gets the worst of such an accident and some end up with serious injuries . The Chicago injury law firm of Zneimer & Zneimer handles many cases of pedestrians being injured while in a cross walk. Many of these crashes involve serious injuries such as broken bones. Unfortunately, many drivers are only carry the minimum insurance coverage of $20,000.00 or, even worse, no insurance at all so the injured person is forced to pay his medical bills out of his own pocket if he or she does not have health insurance.