Chicago, IL (January 16, 2020) – On Tuesday evening, January 14th, a man was fatally struck by a vehicle in Norwood Park area of Chicago on the city’s northwest side. Sources reported that the man was hit at the 6100 block of West Devon Avenue at around 7:45 p.m. The man, believed to be 35 to 45 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene by responding officials.
His autopsy revealed he was killed due to multiple injuries sustained in the crash. The identity of the victim hasn’t been released at this time. The driver who hit the man, a 36-year-old woman, was cited for failure to carry a driver’s license, failure to reduce speed, and not exercising due care.
No other information is currently known. Local authorities are investigating the cause of the crash.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Chicago Pedestrian Crashes
Pedestrians are at a much greater risk of being seriously injured than other roadway travelers. Unlike vehicle occupants who are encased in a car frame, pedestrians have little protecting them from the full impact of a crash. This is what makes these types of crashes so catastrophic.
In 2009, there were over 3,130 reported pedestrian crashes in Chicago. A majority of pedestrian crashes in Illinois happen in Chicago, as it’s the state’s main urban area. Injured parties should consult with a Chicago pedestrian injury attorney to pursue lost compensation.
You need an experienced law firm handling your case. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. has the resources necessary to maximize your potential compensation. Contact our offices at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case today.
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