One death is too many

Another person has died on Chicago’s streets in traffic. On average in the Chicago region, approximately 20 people per day are injured in traffic crashes while walking or biking, and these crashes result in fatalities nearly 1 out of every 4 days.

Today a family is mourning someone who won’t be coming home.

We urge everyone, no matter how you are getting around, to obey the rules of the road and respect each other as people, real people. Those other people in cars or riding bikes or walking across the street are someone’s mother, daughter or aunt…just like you are to your family.

The news coverage will call this an “accident,” but it’s really a fatal crash. Crashes are preventable by safe choices, obeying the law, and by engineering streets to be safe for everyone using them. It’s tragic that someone lost their life in a crash today.

Our thoughts are with the family that is mourning this unfortunate loss of life.

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