Corrections Officer Dies After Accident with Hit-And-Run Driver
A correctional officer died after being hit by a hit-and-run driver while on her way to work on Wednesday, July 18th.
Nickkii Bostic-Jones, 38, was walking from her car to the Cook County Jail for her 11 p.m. – 7 a.m. shift as a corrections officer. As Bostic-Jones was crossing the street a navy-blue van was heading north on California Avenue near 29th Street and hit the guard. Bostic-Jones was thrown into a sheriff’s squad car was coming from the other direction and was pinned under that car as the van drove off.
Bostic-Jones was taken to Mt. Sinai hospital where she passed away. The driver of the squad car is emotionally shaken by the accident but was physically uninjured. The police are looking for a grey Chevy van with blue and whit strips that is reported to have some damage on the front end.
Union officials are calling for the city of Chicago to place a crosswalk or a traffic light on the street to better protect employees at the county jail. The section of California Avenue where Bostic-Jones was hit is known for being ‘extremely dangerous.’
A hit-and-run accident that kills a pedestrian leaves many unanswered questions for the family members left behind. If you or a loved one knows someone who has lost a family member in a hit-and-run accident, call Spiros Law, P.C. at (815) 929-9292 to explore your legal rights.