Niles, IL (December 30, 2019) – A female pedestrian was killed following a deadly collision in Niles, Illinois on Sunday evening, December 29th. The accident took place at the 9400 block of North Milwaukee Avenue at around 6 p.m. According to police reports, a man and woman were crossing on Milwaukee Avenue from the Golf Mill Mall parking lot.
A vehicle traveling southbound on Milwaukee Avenue struck the woman, 68, as she was crossing the road. The woman was transported to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois where she was later pronounced dead. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.
The intersection roadway was closed due to police activity following the crash. An investigation into the accident is currently underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Illinois Pedestrian Accidents
When pedestrians are involved in a collision with a motor vehicle, they often sustain catastrophic injuries. Pedestrians have little protecting them from the full impact of a car accident. Unfortunately, many pedestrians are killed in the aftermath of a serious collision.
Pedestrian fatalities have been on the rise in recent years. In 2017, a pedestrian was killed every 88 minutes on average in the United States. In some cases, surviving family members are able to seek lost compensation after the loss of a loved one.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we understand that losing a family member is a difficult time. Family members are often overwhelmed, both emotionally and financially. Discuss your case with an experienced Illinois wrongful death lawyer by giving us a call at 312-386-7683.
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