Pregnant Woman Hit and Killed in River North Crosswalk

Let this horrific story be a wakeup call for those who drive in this city. BE AWARE, BE ALERT, and WATCH FOR PEDESTRIANS!

Friends and family of Elizabeth Boshardy are grieving today. The 29-year-old was killed in the River North neighborhood Tuesday afternoon when a flatbed truck hit her. Boshardy, who friends say was pregnant, was walking on Grand Avenue when she crossed La Salle street. Witnesses say she used the crosswalk and had the right of way. The truck driver says he simply didn't see her when he made a left turn onto La Salle, hitting Boshardy. She was taken to Northwestern Hospital where she later passed away.

Boshardy was a data scientist for Trunk Club, a popular styling company.

Let me say it again... When you are driving in a busy city, you have a huge responsibility to watch for pedestrians! Please be careful out there!



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