Fatality Tracker: 4th pedestrian fatality in 8 days occurs in Little Village

2012 Chicago fatality stats*:

Pedestrian: 14 (6 have been hit-and-run crashes)
Pedalcyclist: 4 (1 is a hit-and-run crash)
Transit: 6

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 [79] 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.

One thought on “Fatality Tracker: 4th pedestrian fatality in 8 days occurs in Little Village”

  1. All too common, drivers turning left and more worried about the traffic their direction (ie looking right) than where they’re going. Didn’t everyone learn left-right-left in driver’s ed? I see this same accident almost happen or happen with a minor injury way too often.

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