Mundelein, IL (January 5, 2020) – The victim of a fatal collision in Mundelein, Illinois has recently been identified by local authorities. The accident happened on New Year’s Day at the 1520 block of South Lake Street. The deceased victim, identified as Richard Skloot, 56, of Buffalo Grove, Illinois, was hit by another vehicle at around 10 a.m. while attempting to turn into the Burger King parking lot from US-45 NB.
Skloot was traveling in a Lincoln MKZ when he was hit by a Chevy Silverado pickup truck traveling at a high rate of speed on US-45 SB. Skloot sustained fatal injuries in the crash due to blunt trauma. Charges are currently pending against the driver of the Silverado, who was speeding and driving erratically at the time of the accident.
Local officials are currently investigating the cause of the crash.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to Richard Skloot at this time.
Illinois High-Speed Collisions
Speeding is a dangerous habit practiced by too many drivers in Illinois. People behave as if they have a right to speed on our state’s roads, putting everyone at risk. Speeding drivers are less able to avoid roadway hazards and prevent serious collisions.
In many deadly crashes, speeding is often cited as a primary factor. 9,378 people lose their lives in 2018 in high-speed collisions across the country. In some cases, surviving family members may be eligible to seek a wrongful death claim with the help of an Illinois personal injury lawyer.
Losing a loved one can be hard enough. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. wants to make sure that you and your family don’t suffer financially after a tragic loss. Call us today at 312-386-7683 to see what we can do for you.
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