Woman, Age 68, Struck and Killed by Vehicle While Crossing Milwaukee Ave Near Golf Mill Shopping Center

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Niles Map Vehicle vs Pedestrian December 29, 2019
Niles Map Vehicle vs Pedestrian December 29, 2019.

Police and firefighter/paramedics from Niles responded about 6:01 p.m. Sunday December 29, 2019 to a report that a pedestrian was down after being struck by a vehicle at Golf Road and Milwaukee Avenue. A 68 year-old woman was struck on Milwaukee Avenue just south of Golf Road while crossing outside a crosswalk, mid-block.


Police and firefighter/paramedics on arrival found a person down unresponsive in the southbound lanes. Level I Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital was immediately put on alert for a patient with life-threatening injuries with traumatic cardiac arrest.

The woman was rushed by Niles Fire Department paramedics to Level 1 Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where she was pronounced dead at 6:29 p.m. Sunday.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office released the identity of the 68-year-old woman as Nirmalaben M. Shah, of the block of 700 Dursey Lane in Des Plaines. An autopsy is scheduled by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

A motorist in a small red sedan was traveling southbound in the block of 9400 Milwaukee Avenue, Niles when Nirmalaben M. Shah was struck by the vehicle. She was crossing Milwaukee Avenue with a man from Golf Mill Shopping Center on the west side of Milwaukee Avenue toward Golf Mill Ford on the east side of Milwaukee Avenue. Both pedestrians were crossing mid-block without a crosswalk.

Police did not release the identity of the 39-year-old driver of the small red sedan that struck Nirmalaben M. Shah. The driver, also a resident of Des Plaines, is not facing charges. Niles police said the preliminary investigation “determined impairment or distraction were not a contributing factor in the accident.”

North Regional Major Crimes Task Force (NORTAF) Major Crash Assistance Team investigators responded to the scene for a crash investigation. Milwaukee Avenue was closed Sunday night between Golf Road and Maryland Street during the crash investigation. The roadway was cleared by about midnight Sunday/Monday. The Niles police investigation, assisted by NORTAF, is open following the on-scene investigation, but police reported it does not initially appear there are any other issues.

Niles Map Vehicle vs Pedestrian December 29, 2019
Niles Map Vehicle vs Pedestrian December 29, 2019.



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