Often, when a vehicle hits a person serious accident injuries occur. Many of these accidents lead to fatalities. The topic of pedestrian accidents, highlighting those that have happened in DuPage County, is further discussed on the “DuPage County Pedestrian Accidents” page.
As discussed on that page, there are a broad range of accident injuries that can occur when a car hits a person. Of particular concern is various medical and legal issues that can arise due to the accident.
Early this morning (Tuesday, November 21, 2017) there was a fatal accident in which a car struck a person in Naperville. At the time of the accident, the man struck was attempting to change a tire.
The accident is discussed in various media sources, including the November 21, 2017 Naperville Patch article titled “Man Fatally Struck By Car While Changing Tire: Naperville Police” as well as the November 21, 2017 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man changing tire fatally struck by car in Naperville.”
An excerpt from the Naperville Patch article:
Naperville police responded to the scene at 75th Street and Fort Hill Drive at 12:01 a.m. The victim, a 26-year-old man from Itasca, pulled his blue, 2004 Kia Optima to the side of the road to change his tire. A 28-year-old driver of a black Subaru Impreza, from Millington, was heading east on 75th Street toward Book Road when the impact occurred.
The 26-year-old man who was struck was declared dead after being taken to Edward Hospital in Naperville.
The accident investigation, including an accident reconstruction, is being conducted by the Naperville Police Traffic Unit. At this time no citations have been issued with regard to the accident.
Those with information concerning this fatal accident are asked to contact the Naperville Police Department’s Traffic Unit at 630-420-8833.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal DuPage County accident can be seen in the sources mentioned above.