Estate of woman fatally struck by 2 vehicles sues drivers

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The estate of a woman who died after she was struck by two vehicles last monthin west suburban Berwyn is suing the drivers of both vehicles.

The three-count lawsuit, filed by Shalvon Crawford on Thursday in Cook County Circuit Court, seeks unspecified damages from the drivers, according to court documents.

On March 3, Darlene Crawford, 59, was crossing 16th Street near Lombard Avenue in Berwyn when she was struck by a vehicle, according to the suit. Immediately after being struck by the first vehicle, she was struck by a second.

Berwyn police said the driver of the first vehicle to strike Crawford was cited for driving with an expired license.

Crawford, of Berwyn, died later that day, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy found she died of multiple injuries from being struck by a motor vehicle and her death was ruled an accident.

Both drivers are accused of negligence for failing to keep a proper lookout for pedestrians in the roadway and for speeding, according to the suit.


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