Chicago, IL (December 30, 2019) – Authorities with the Chicago Police Department are currently seeking information on a driver involved in a pedestrian hit-and-run on Saturday, December 28th, in the Brighton Park area of Chicago. The accident took place at the intersection of South California Avenue and West 44th Street at around 5:30 p.m. A man, 73, was struck by an SUV while crossing at the intersection.
According to reports from the scene, the car involved was a red Jeep Patriot with fog lights and rear-tinted windows. The vehicle was reportedly traveling south on California Avenue and turned east onto 44th Street, striking the man. The Jeep fled the scene of the crash.
The pedestrian was reportedly seriously injured following the crash. An ongoing investigation into the accident is being handled by local authorities.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Chicago Hit-&-Run Accidents
Car crashes can be traumatic events. However, when you are hit by a driver that flees the scene, it can be even more devastating for injured victims. Hit-and-run crashes overwhelmingly involve pedestrians and cyclists who have little to protect them from the full force of impact.
Hit-and-runs happen with alarming frequency across the United States. Each year, an estimated 682,000 hit-and-runs have happened since 2006. Injured parties may feel they lack legal recourse for their damages.
An experienced Illinois hit-and-run attorney can help injured parties pursue all avenues for deserved compensation. The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. believes in helping those unfairly injured in a crash. Contact our law offices today at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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