Woman Hit, Killed By Car at Touhy Ave and Central Ave, Niles

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Niles police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 5:50 AM Friday October 13, 2017 to a report of a person hit by a vehicle at Touhy Avenue and Central Niles, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a woman was hit by a vehicle and suffered an injured arm.

Niles Ambulance 3 and Engine 3’s crew transported the female patient to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital by 6:12 AM. The female pedestrian was pronounced dead at Lutheran General at 7:27 a.m.

The victim was identified as Patricia M. Dahnke, 63, who was crossing Touhy Avenue in the crosswalk against a red light about 5:48 a.m. at Central Avenue, according to Niles police.

A semi truck had just finished a left turn from eastbound Touhy to northbound Central, while a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu approached the intersection heading west on Touhy, police said.

Police said a passenger in the Malibu pointed out the pedestrian in the road, but the driver was unable to avoid Dahnke. While attempting to avoid Patricia Dahnke, the lost control of the car and hit Dahnke — a resident of Lincolnwood.

The driver of the Malibu, a 60-year-old man, was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, according to police. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, according to Niles police.





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