Chicago, IL (November 22, 2019) – A 13-year-old boy lost his life in a fatal collision in south Chicago. The incident took place on Thursday night, November 21st, at the 8300 block of South Exchange Ave. At around 6:20 p.m., a 52-year-old man struck the teen who was using the crosswalk when he was hit.
The vehicle was reportedly traveling westbound on 83rd St. when he hit the teen. The victim was transported to Comer Children’s Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with responding officials.
No other details are known at this time. Local authorities are conducting an investigation into the accident.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Chicago
People choose to travel on foot for a variety of reasons. For those without a vehicle, it is one of the only options available to get around the city. However, pedestrians are susceptible to losing their lives in the event of a motor vehicle crash.
Sadly, countless pedestrians are killed in crashes each year. Pedestrian fatalities have been on the rise in Chicago for the past five years. There were 46 reported pedestrian deaths in 2017, a substantial increase from 27 deaths in 2013.
Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to fight for your legal rights after a crash. We have helped countless victims recover their deserved compensation. Contact our law offices at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case with an experienced Chicago pedestrian injury lawyer.
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