Parking lot accidents have the potential to cause serious injuries. While, in most cases, vehicles move at slower speeds, there are many opportunities for accidents to occur. In many cases there is limited visibility, such as when a vehicle is backing up, as well as many vehicles and pedestrians in a limited space.
Fatal parking lot accidents in the Chicago area remain rare. However, there was such a fatal incident on Friday, August 16, 2019. This parking lot pedestrian accident occurred in Forest Park.
This fatal pedestrian accident is discussed in various media sources, including the August 19, 2019 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Woman, 67, fatally struck by vehicle in Forest Park Plaza parking lot.”
An excerpt from the article:
Shortly before 3 p.m. on Aug. 16, the 67-year-old woman was walking east across the Lathrop Avenue exit and entrance drive of Forest Park Plaza, 7600 Roosevelt Rd., when she was hit by a vehicle that was turning onto the drive to exit the lot, according to Forest Park police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
She was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where she died hours later, the medical examiner’s office said. She lived in Forest Park.
A subsequent autopsy indicated that the woman died from multiple injuries caused by a vehicle striking a pedestrian.
The accident remains under investigation.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including that seen above.
Pedestrian accidents of all types can result in a broad range of accident injuries that vary in severity. On this site, many Cook County pedestrian accidents have been summarized in posts found under the “Pedestrian Accidents” category. As well, the topic of pedestrian accidents, as well as what to do if you are hit by a vehicle, is discussed on the “Cook County Pedestrian Accidents” page.