Pedestrian accidents continue to be a problematical aspect of traffic safety. Various statistics for the Chicago area, as well as nationally, indicate that the problem is increasing. As seen in various reports as well as various individual pedestrian accidents summarized on this site, when a person is hit by a vehicle a broad range of serious accident injuries are likely to occur. For many of those who are struck, injuries are of a fatal nature. These fatalities occur either at the accident scene or some time period later.
Various medical and legal aspects regarding pedestrian accidents are further discussed on the “Cook County Pedestrian Accidents” page.
There was a fatal pedestrian accident Wednesday night (October 25, 2017) in Des Plaines. The accident happened as a woman was crossing the street.
According to information provided by Des Plaines Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, the accident occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m., as a woman was attempting to walk across the street in the 1400 block of East Touhy Avenue. She was struck by a vehicle in the westbound outer lane.
The woman was identified as Sneh Badhwar, 69, of Michigan.
She was taken to Lutheran General Hospital for treatment of her accident injuries. She was declared dead at 9:30 p.m.
An excerpt regarding the crash, from the October 26, 2017 Daily Herald article titled “Pedestrian dies in Des Plaines crash“:
Police said she had crossed in a poorly-lit area of the road and without a crosswalk. The driver did not appear to be intoxicated or impaired.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the October 26 CBS Chicago article titled “Woman, 69, Fatally Struck By Vehicle Crossing Street In Des Plaines.”