Forest Park, Illinois
January 02, 2003
Agencies: Chicago Police Department Illinois
Cause of death: Vehicular
Last updated: about 3 years ago
Qing Chang was walking home from work when she was struck by a vehicle that was being pursued by police (the vehicle was fleeing a restaurant, where its occupants had stolen a wallet). The officer was told to stop the pursuit, but declined. Qing Chang was transported to a hospital, where she was declared dead. Her husband sued the Chicago Police department, which was held 75% responsible for the death of Qing Chang, and ordered to award the plaintiff 17.5 million dollars.