Notes on reading the Monday Tribune:

Page one’s top story offers compelling evidence that most pedestrians are hit by cars where they cross the street. The report begins:

“About 80 percent of vehicle-pedestrian crashes in Chicago occur at intersections and commonly involve people crossing the street with the walk signal.”

The alert reader asks himself, “What percentage of pedestrians crossing the street in Chicago cross at intersections with the walk signal?” The story doesn’t say, but the reader guesses it’s probably pretty high. And as jay-walkers usually have their wits about them, they often escape harm. A picky reader, therefore, might question whether news that most pedestrians are hit by cars where they cross the street is the day’s most important news.