Parking lot pedestrian accidents can cause injuries. Parking lot pedestrian accidents usually don’t cause serious injuries, primarily because the vehicles are typically traveling at lower speeds at the time of the accident. However, if the vehicle, for whatever reason, is traveling at a higher speed, or other risk factors are present, the vehicle striking the pedestrian can cause serious accident injuries.
A fatal Forest Park parking lot accident occurred on August 16. That accident was summarized in the August 19, 2019 post titled “Parking Lot Accidents That Cause Injuries And Other Harm.” In that accident, a woman was fatally struck in the Forest Park Plaza parking lot. The woman died after being taken to the hospital for medical treatment.
Parking lot pedestrian accidents can involve “hit & run” drivers. This was the case in the December 4, 2019 fatal Orland Park parking lot accident. In this accident, one woman was fatally struck and another woman was injured. This accident occurred while the women were walking to their cars after being at the Square Celt Ale House & Grill at the Orland Square Mall.
The two women hit were identified as Rone (Margaret) Leja, 61, and Elizabeth Kosteck. 54. Margaret Leja was pronounced dead after being taken to Silver Cross Hospital; Elizabeth Kosteck was treated for her accident injuries and released.
Additional details regarding parking lot pedestrian accidents can be seen in various media sources, including the December 6 Orland Park Patch article titled “Fatal Orland Park Hit-And-Run Driver In Custody: Police.”
Any time a person is hit by a vehicle, there are various steps that should be taken. These steps involve both medical issues as well as legal issues. Due to the typical severity of pedestrian accident injuries, these steps are very important, and should be attended to as soon as possible following the accident. The subject of pedestrian accidents and “what to do” after being hit by a vehicle is discussed on the “Cook County Pedestrian Accidents” page.