There was a pedestrian accident Tuesday (February 20, 2018) in Winnetka. The accident involved a woman being struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Green Bay Road and Elm Street.
According to Winnetka Police, the accident happened at 6:00 p.m. At the time of the crash, the pedestrian, a 55-year-old woman, was crossing the street. She was then struck by the vehicle driven by a 62-year-old man from Glencoe.
The woman suffered injuries that were described as serious injuries, and she was taken to a local hospital for medical treatment.
The accident remains under investigation.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily North Shore article of February 22, 2018 titled “Woman Injured in Winnetka Crash.”
On this site, accidents in which people have been hit by vehicles are summarized in posts under the “Pedestrian Accidents” category. Additionally, the broader subject of pedestrian accidents – as well as what to do if you have been hit by a vehicle – are discussed on the following two pages:
As well, because many serious pedestrian accidents occur while people are walking “with the light” in crosswalks, this subject is discussed on the “Accidents That Happen Within Crosswalks” page.
As discussed on those pages, it is common for those who are hit by vehicles to suffer serious if not life-threatening accident injuries. Due to the severity of the accident injuries, as well as the possibility of injuries occurring that may not be immediately apparent, it is very important to have a thorough medical exam as soon as possible after being in an accident. Injuries that may occur that may not be immediately apparent include traumatic brain injuries (TBI) as well as internal bleeding.
Additional information concerning these injury topics can be seen in the sources mentioned above.