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Oak Park man dies after being struck by vehicle near Ridgeland and Garfield

June 11, 2019 – A 56-year-old Oak Park man died early this morning from injuries sustained when he was struck by a vehicle on Ridgeland Avenue just north of Garfield Street shortly before 9 p.m., last night.

According to the preliminary investigation, the vehicle, driven by a 69-year-old Oak Park woman, was traveling south on Ridgeland Avenue when the accident occurred.

The pedestrian, whose name has not been released pending notification of next of kin, was transported to Loyola Medical Center in Maywood where he died at about 2 a.m. this morning.

The driver of the vehicle was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Oak Park Police Department at 708.386.3800. Information also may be provided anonymously by calling 708.434.1636 or online at