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Man Died As A Result Of Injuries In Skokie Crash

The man was hit Dec. 21, but died of his injuries Dec. 27, police said.


This story is an update to an earlier report that a man had died Friday after being struck by an SUV in Skokie.

Skokie police have released more information about a traffic fatality, in which an 89-year-old man died Friday after an SUV struck him at Dempster and LeClaire in Skokie. 

Following is the police department release: 

On Saturday, December 21, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. Skokie Police Officers responded to a traffic crash at the intersection of LeClaire Ave. and Dempster St., Skokie, IL. 

The incident involved a Honda SUV that was attempting to turn westbound onto Dempster from southbound LeClaire.  As the SUV began the turn it struck a male pedestrian within the crosswalk who was walking eastbound.  The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital and underwent medical treatment for his injuries.  The driver of the Honda was issued a citation for failure to yield to a pedestrian in the crosswalk.  Witnesses on the scene said the driver of the SUV was stopped at the stop sign before striking the pedestrian.

On Friday, December 27, 2013, the Skokie Police Department was informed that the pedestrian, Bong Yang of Chicago, 89 years old, had died as a result of his injuries that were sustained from the crash. 

The Skokie Police investigation into this crash has been closed and no additional charges will be filed.

The Crime Tip Hotline is available for residents to leave non-emergency anonymous information.  The Crime Tip Hotline number is 847/933-TIPS (8477) and is available 24 hours per day.  


h m December 31, 2013 at 04:40 PM
If I am understanding the article correctly, you can hit a person with your car, the person dies because of the injuries and the Skokie Police are not pressing additional charges against the known driver of the SUV. How can the Skokie Police Department justify not pressing additional charges?
Alexia Soutsos-Abrams January 06, 2014 at 09:15 AM
I don't understand either! !

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