Disturbing Video: Minivan Hits Two Pedestrians on Chicago’s Southwest Side

A startling collision involving two people in front of a building in the West Lawn area was captured on surveillance camera Monday.

The video shot at 2 p.m. on Monday, shows a Honda minivan approaching three persons standing near 63rd Street and Pulaski Road.

A 76-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman were injured. Their conditions remained unknown as of late Monday.

The motorist, a 56-year-old woman, was cited for failing to reduce speed.

West Lawn has long struggled with traffic congestion.

Charlie Mills, a Jones College Prep high school staffer, was struck and killed by a vehicle while crossing Pulaski Road near 64th Street last month.

Neighbors reported that traffic in the region became dangerously congested.

On Monday, Ald. Silvana Tabares (23rd) and ten other state and local officials wrote to the Illinois Department of Transportation to express concerns about the area’s safety.

They are demanding quick attention to Pulaski Road and the fatal consequences it has had on adjacent towns.

Tabares’ office also submitted a chart of the locations and concentration points for crashes on Pulaski Road between 51st and 71st streets.

Tabares published a statement:

“Pulaski Road is now too dangerous for automobiles, pedestrians, and nearby residents. Every week, another life is lost due to careless driving. Today, an accident occurred just away from my office, when a vehicle struck two pedestrians before colliding with the building where citizens go for constituency services. Today, I and eleven other elected officials from state and local offices sent a letter to the secretary of the Illinois Department of Transportation, urging quick attention to the Pulaski Road issue and the devastating toll it has taken on the surrounding towns.”

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