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Senior Struck By Car in Skokie, Killed

An 84-year-old man was struck by a vehicle outside Niles North High School on Tuesday around 3 p.m.

UPDATE - 10/03 6:12 a.m. - See our update here 

An 84-year-old man was killed just outside Niles North High School on Oct. 2 around 3 p.m., police said. The victim was identified as Leon Goldberg, according to the Chicago Tribune. Goldberg is not affiliated with the high school. 

He was pronounced dead shortly after being transported to North Shore University Health System in Evanston.

Police responded to a traffic crash at Lawler Avenue and Grant Street after a vehicle struck a pedestrian walking eastbound across Lawler Avenue, in front of Niles North High School, police said.

The North Regional Major Crimes Task Force (NORTAF) is assisting the Skokie Police Department with the investigation. No further information is available at this time. Once new details come in Skokie Patch will update. 

sally October 03, 2012 at 02:01 AM
No offence but.......I'm guessing texting and driving.....
Adam boshter October 03, 2012 at 04:30 AM
Is this the Sally form dance 3rd period? And yeah I tots agree
Sarah October 03, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Cars drive really fast down this street and it should be monitored or cameras installed. Especially where the sign ( stop for people walking) So many cars do not stop for the kids that are crossing the street. I'm surprised there hasn't been more causalities.
Glenn Posner October 03, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Don't pedestrians have the right of way?
Schoolmarm October 03, 2012 at 07:14 PM
I hope there will be a task force formed to discuss safety around Niles North.
Katie Gudgel October 03, 2012 at 08:24 PM
Tonight at 7pm there is a meeting of the Public Safety Task Force, which was formed to address the pedestrian safety issues around Middleton and other District 73.5 schools. I plan on attending, just as a concerned citizen and I will mention your comment at the meeting. Since the meeting is open to the public, anyone can come and request that other schools also be reviewed (and I would encourage you to do so). Tonight's meeting is at 7pm at Village Hall, Room A.
Katie Gudgel October 03, 2012 at 08:29 PM
I do not know for certain, but the southern portion of the loop road that goes around the school lines up pretty well with Grant St east of Gross Point. So that would be the "street"/driveway just north of Payne.
Doesnt matter October 08, 2012 at 09:07 PM
No. Only if in a crosswalk.
Katie Gudgel October 08, 2012 at 09:55 PM
However, for pedestrian right-of-way a crosswalk is defined as either a marked crosswalk or an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection. So, if this was at "Lawler and Grant" as the article states (wherever Grant is) then it was within a crosswalk.

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