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Striking Teacher Hit by a Car

A West Town neighborhood intersection that had Chicago Public School teachers picketing was the scene of a car and pedestrian accident on Wednesday morning.

The 62-year-old longtime teacher was at the intersection of Chicago and Western Avenues with other striking teachers on September 12th. Around 8:00 a.m., the teacher was in the middle of Chicago Avenue with a picket sign in his hand when a Ford Focus struck him, sending him to the pavement where the teacher hit his head.

The teacher was taken to John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County with serious injuries that were deemed non-life threatening. The driver of the Ford, Chicago-resident Joseph Holloway, was cited for driving without a license and failure to exercise due care for pedestrians.

Head injuries are unpredictable in their severity. If you or a loved one knows someone who has suffered a head injury as a result of being a pedestrian who was hit by a car, call Spiros Law, P.C. at (815) 929-9292 to explore your legal options.