Shiba CastleJiekun Xu, a 68-year-old Chinese woman, was hit by a white pickup truck that ran a red light while crossing the intersection of 44th Street and Pulaski Road in Archer Heights. Xu’s daughter, Lihua Zhang, was hit by a truck and died. Pickup truck. She said sadly that her mother, who had been in the United States for five years, had just submitted her naturalization application last week and was ready to enjoy life in peace, but now she was “not going back to anything.” Can go.”
According to Chicago Police Department records, at about 4:52 on the 8th, Xu Jiakun and a neighbor friend were crossing the street between Pulaski and 44th Street. Unexpectedly, a white carDodgeRam Pickup (or Fordf150) Rushed forward and hit Xu Jiequn. The car did not stop at all after the accident. Instead, she accelerated north from the scene along Pulaski Road and fled.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said Xu Jiequn, who unfortunately died, lived near the crash site. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital after the incident and was declared dead an hour later.
At least four witnesses of the accident informed the police about the incident. A man said he was standing at the northbound intersection of this intersection waiting for the north-south traffic light to turn green. At this time, he saw a white pickup truck with dark windows going north and ignoring the red light signal. , Then he hit Xu Jiequn, and the victim was thrown to the side of the road in the northeast direction.
When Zhang Lihua received a call from her mother’s friend and told her about the car accident, she was devastated. She said her mother often went to the supermarket (Pete’s Fresh Market) located at the northeast corner of the intersection where the car accident occurred to buy food. , and then came back to cooking for her family. On the day of the car accident, she had also gone to buy food. Unexpectedly, when my mother walked a step or two after the traffic light turned green, she was hit by a car. Suddenly moved forward.
Zhang Lihua said that vehicles often run red lights at this intersection. “The traffic on this stretch of road is very busy. Sometimes it can be called madness. Many people run red lights. It can be said that they are basically taking lives.” People.”
Zhang Lihua, who lost a loved one, said she hoped relevant units could take action to prevent similar “traffic violence” incidents from happening again. Beatriz Garza, who witnessed the accident, said there is an urgent need to install red light cameras at intersections, “When I took the bus at 5:30 in the evening, I saw every car running the red light and not every car stopping. “
Jaylu Gutierrez, the district mayor of this stretch of road, said that if residents want to install cameras locally, they should call (773) 2360117 to express their desire and apply.
Police later released photos of the vehicle involved in the crash and asked the public with any tips to call (312) 745-4521.