Pedestrian Hit in Wheaton Improves, Remains in Critical Condition

Barbara Meagher remains in critical condition at Loyola Medical Center with injuries sustained after a car hit her on Geneva Road last week.

Barbara Meagher of Carol Stream remains in critical condition at Loyola University Medical Center with injuries sustained last week after she was hit by a car on Geneva Road. 

Meagher, 52, is off a ventilator and is somewhat communicative, police said.

According to a release from the Wheaton Police Department, Barbara Jean Meagher, 52, was crossing Geneva Road from the south entrance of Home Depot around 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, when she was hit by an eastbound car driving in the curb lane. 

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BIll I December 11, 2012 at 02:30 PM
I would love to know more about this accident. I can't comprehend how in the world this occured from either the pedestrian or drivers perspective.
Jim McMahon December 11, 2012 at 03:45 PM
Glad to hear she is doing a bit better.
Patrick W McAndrews,D.C. December 11, 2012 at 04:42 PM
A friend of mine saw the woman on the street with her dog walking around her. I don't know if it was dark at the moment of the accident but I think it was overcast so the light was low and she appeared to be crossing well away from the cross walk. I beg, and demand that all my children cross at a cross walk in order to have the best chance to get across the streets safely. I have seen and almost hit several people right at that spot. For some reason there are many people who feel the need to cross there. Maybe the city should consider putting a light and cross walk there but until then, please cross at the cross walks and be safe. You don't hear about people getting jaywalking tickets very often but those tickets are for the purpose of avoiding accidents like this one. I got a ticket for jaywalking when I was in my 20s and my 18yo son said that he was stoped one day by the Wheaton Police and given a warning so I guess they still do it.


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