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Pedestrian Hit in Crosswalk Passes Away

This past Friday afternoon around 6 p.m., a Champaign woman was struck and killed by a truck as she was crossing the street. The victim was identified as a 56-year-old woman. Reportedly, she was walking her dog through the crosswalk on University when a man driving a Dodge Ram southbound on Russell turned left and hit her.

According to police, the man driving the Dodge Ram cooperated with officials and did not show signs of impairment, but he was ticketed with failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. The collision caused suffered a severe brain injury to the woman and, she was taken to Carle Foundation Hospital where she later passed away due to her injuries.

Tragic events like this serve as a reminder to pay close attention to pedestrians using crosswalks. Drivers approaching crosswalks should be alert to pedestrians on the sidewalk who might be crossing, especially when turning onto a different street. If you have been injured while walking through a crosswalk, the attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C. might be able to help you recover financial compensation. At Spiros, we handle all the paperwork, medical bills, and insurance companies while the injured person focuses on recovery. Contact one of our attorneys today at (217) 328-2828 or visit one of our three Central Illinois offices.