Chicago, IL (December 8, 2019) – A man was killed in a fatal hit-and-run crash in Chicago on Friday, December 6th. The collision took place on I-94 (Bishop Ford Expressway) near 111th Street. Omarr Hill, 42, has been arrested by local authorities in connection with the accident.
Authorities reported that the crash occurred at approxiamtely 2:15 a.m. on I-94 NB when Hill rear-ended a motorcycle. The rider, Eric Smith, 42, was ejected from the bike and severely injured. Smith was taken to a nearby medical facility where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Hill fled the scene, abandoning his vehicle near the Stony Island feeder ramp, but was later found and charged by local authorities. An investigation into the incident is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Eric Smith at this time.
Motorcycle Crashes in Chicago
Whenever anyone is involved in a collision, they are likely to be seriously injured. Motorcyclists, however, are particularly at risk when involved in a crash with a motor vehicle. There is little protecting the rider from the full impact of the accident.
More than 5,000 people lost their lives each year in motorcycle collisions in the United States. Injured riders are seriously injured and may be unable to return to work while they focus on their recovery. In some cases, surviving family members of a victim may be able to regain lost compensation with the help of a Chicago motorcycle crash attorney.
You don’t have to deal with the aftermath of a sudden accident on your own. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we have the resources necessary to provide top-quality legal representation. Contact us today at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case.
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