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Monthly Carnage: Hit & run in Pilsen is among 5 pedestrian deaths in past 30 days | by Steven Vance
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Monthly Carnage: Hit & run in Pilsen is among 5 pedestrian deaths in past 30 days

Martha was killed by a driver in a purple 4-door sedan for which police are still searching. If you have any information, please call police at 911, or The Martha Gonzalez Memorial Committee at 312-203-4986. There's a reward for information that leads to the conviction of the driver.

 

Pedestrian fatalities in the past 30 days:

-Martha Gonzalez, Tuesday, October 13th, 1700 S Halsted Street. Driver at large.

-Larry Nelson, Saturday, October 17th, 1100 S Cicero Avenue. Driver at large.

-Kim Brown (pregnant), 50 N Kostner Avenue (her child was delivered via Caesarean section but died). Driver (James Cox) arrested and charged with aggravated driving under the influence.

-Rachel Gilliam, Sunday, November 1st, 4300 N Lincoln Avenue. Driver at large.

Total: 6 people (that I know about!)

 

Pedestrian injuries recently:

-Three teenagers (most likely UIC students), Saturday, September 26th, 1220 S Halsted Street (right across from James Stukel Towers dormitory). Driver at large.

 

Please read what Tom Vanderbilt is writing about jaywalking on Slate.

My title is modeled after Streetsblog's "The Weekly Carnage" posts that list all the collisions and deaths involving motor vehicles.

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Taken on November 4, 2009