Parking lots usually are not settings for serious pedestrian accidents. However, since August (2019) there have been at least three fatal pedestrian accidents that occurred in Chicago-area parking lots.
Two of those fatal pedestrian accidents that occurred in parking lots have been previously summarized on this site. The first post was “Parking Lot Accidents That Cause Injuries And Other Harm” which summarized an August 2019 fatal pedestrian accident in Forest Park.
The second post summarized the December 4, 2019 Orland Park fatal accident. That post was titled “Parking Lot Pedestrian Accidents That Cause Serious Injuries.” In that accident, one woman was fatally, and another woman was injured after a car struck them from behind.
Another accident occurring in parking lots happened on Tuesday morning, November 26, 2019. In this pedestrian accident, a 70-year-old man was fatally injured when he was struck by a City of Chicago tow truck.
Details on the reason for this accident appear limited at this time. An excerpt, from the November 26, 2019 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man, 70, fatally struck by city tow truck in O’Hare Airport parking lot“:
The man was was hit by a city tow truck driven by a 26-year-old man about 8:45 a.m. in parking lot D at Terminal 5, according to Chicago fire and police spokespeople.
Police said the man was not in a crosswalk or designated walking area.
The man hit was taken to Lutheran General Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries. He was pronounced dead shortly after.
The accident investigation is being conducted by the Chicago Police Major Accident Investigation Unit.
Additional details regarding these fatal pedestrian accidents that have recently occurred in parking lots can be seen in the sources mentioned above.
For those that have been hit by a vehicle, there are various steps that should be immediately taken. Those steps address both medical and legal issues.