2012 Chicago fatality stats*:
Pedestrian: 14 (6 have been hit-and-run crashes)
Pedalcyclist: 4 (1 is a hit-and-run crash)
The Chicago Tribune reports on the fourth pedestrian fatality in just eight days, this one occurring in Little Village at 26th Street and Avers Avenue:
Maria Banuelos  was hit by a car that turned left onto 26th Street from Avers Avenue about 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to police reports.
Banuelos was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, a Cook County medical examiner’s spokeswoman said.
The driver was cited with striking a pedestrian in the roadway.
Approximate scene of the crash (looking northwest, from the driver’s point of view, turning left onto 26th Street from Avers Avenue). View Larger Map
* The information is only accurate as of this post’s publishing time and includes only people who died in the Chicago city limits. View previous Fatality Tracker posts.