Orland Park, IL (December 5, 2019) – Two teachers were involved in a hit-and-run collision on Wednesday, December 4th, in Orland Park, Illinois. The accident took place near the Square Celt restaurant located at the 200 block of Orland Square Drive at around 8 p.m. The two victims were reportedly leaving a staff Christmas party at the time of the incident.
Both injured parties were transported to Silver Cross Hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. Margaret Leja, 61, sustained fatal injuries, and the other victim, Elizabeth Kosteck, 54, was later released. There were no witnesses at the scene at the time of the crash.
Local officials reported that they believe the at-fault driver was leaving the same restaurant at the time of the collision. An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Margaret Leja at this time. Our thoughts are with Elizabeth Kosteck and her family in hopes of a full recovery.
Hit-and-Runs in Illinois
Being injured in a hit-and-run can leave you feeling alone and confused. One moment, you are traveling down the road, and the next, you have been struck by a vehicle. To make matters worse, the driver flees the scene, leaving you in intense pain.
Hit-and-run crashes happen in the United State nearly every 43 seconds. 2016 experienced the highest hit-and-run fatality rate ever recorded, with 2,049 being killed in a hit-and-run. An experienced Illinois hit-and-run lawyer can help you pursue all possible avenues for compensation.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you after being unfairly injured in a hit-and-run. We can help you construct a strong case and increase your chances of a successful claim. Give us a call today at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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