NBC Chicago reported on another deadly car accident south of Chicago yesterday on Interstate 57.
Joseph Nestor was walking southbound along I-57 near 183rd Street late in the evening with his brother. The two were walking along the shoulder of the road, but at one point Nestor accidentally veered into the left lane of the roadway. It was then that an Infinity slammed into the back of him. Obviously the impact of a highway-speed traveling vehicle and a pedestrian causes extreme physical injury. Nestor was dead when police arrived at the scene, suffering multiple injuries from the collision.
Police are still investigating the cause of the accident. They are not yet sure if speeding was involved (the limit is 55 mph at that location). It is also unclear exactly how Nestor and his brother were walking along the highway. Authorities mentioned that for a pedestrian to reach that point of the road, they would have had to scale a fence. Nevertheless walking anywhere near a highway lane or shoulder should be undertaken only when absolutely necessary in emergency situations.
This marks the end of a particularly deadly weekend on I-57, with 4 deaths occurring in three separate incident s on that particular freeway. These large, well-traveled, high-speed roadways offer particular risks to drivers, passengers, and pedestrians alike. The speed of the vehicles often makes highway crashes more frequent and deadly than other accidents. It is for that reason that our Chicago car accident attorneys at Levin & Perconti urge particular care be taken when using these highways. It takes virtually a split-second of error to create a chain reaction of events that destroy property, cause emotional havoc, and destroy countless lives.