Chicago, IL (January 1, 2020) – A tow-truck driver was killed after being struck attending to the scene of another accident in Chicago on New Years Day on Wednesday, January 1st. The accident took place on I-290 near 9th Avenue at around 6 a.m. According to officials at the scene, the driver was outside of his truck assisting another vehicle when he was fatally struck by an oncoming vehicle.
The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The man who hit the tow-truck driver was transported to a nearby hospital with sustained injuries. No charges have been filed at this time.
No other details are currently available. Local officials are conducting an investigation into 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 suffer more severe injuries in the event of a collision with a motor vehicle. Pedestrians have little protecting them from the full impact of the crash. Sadly, that is why many pedestrians suffer fatal injuries following a car accident.
Pedestrian crashes are far too common on the streets of Chicago. Pedestrian deaths have risen to 46 in 2017 from 27 in 2013. In some cases, surviving family members are able to seek compensation after the loss of a loved one.
An experienced Illinois wrongful death attorney can help increase your chances of a successful personal injury case. The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. has helped countless families recover after the loss of a loved one. Discuss your case today by giving us a call at (312) 425-0401.
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