Man Driving Scooter Killed in Crash
Details are limited as the accident is currently under investigation.
A 50-year-old Winnetka man died after being struck by an automobile near the intersection of Crawford Avenue and Dempster Street on Tuesday.
Thomas W. Hensel was riding his scooter southbound on Crawford Avenue when a vehicle travelling northbound struck him, police said.
Hensel was later transported to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston where he was pronounced dead at 4:26 p.m.
Lisa Silverman said she saw the accident first hand on Tuesday. Silverman said she saw the body "fly, rotating high up in the air, almost suspended for a moment and hit the ground right in front of me.
"I'm still shaken up," she said. "The driver and passenger of the car are so young ... I can't imagine what was going through their heads when this all happened."
Police said they are unable to release the names of the other drivers at this time.
The North Regional Major Crash Assistance Team, or MCAT, was also at the scene. MCAT assists departments with investigations of fatal or severe motor accidents and serves the majority of the North Shore.
In April, a 20-year-old Glenview man died after carjacking and kidnapping the driver. In that incident, the suspect ultimately crashed his vehicle in the 5900 block of Lincoln Avenue near the Skokie-Morton Grove border. Also in April, a man died after a head on crash near the intersection of Golf and Harms Road.
No other information is available at this time. Once more information comes in, Skokie Patch will update.