Chicago, IL (February 27, 2020) – An accident on Thursday morning, February 27th, in Chicago left one person killed and another seriously injured. The accident occurred on I-57 shortly before 7 a.m. Officials from the Illinois State Police reported that two people were stopped on I-57 putting gas in their disabled vehicle near the exit ramp for I-80 WB when their car was struck by an oncoming vehicle.
Both injured parties were transported to a nearby medical facility in critical condition. One male victim was later pronounced dead, according to local sources. The driver remained at the scene of the collision.
The roadway was shut down for over three hours following the crash. An ongoing investigation into the accident is being conducted by ISP.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Highway Shoulder Crashes in Chicago
Standing on the side of the highway is extremely dangerous, even in the event of an emergency. A majority of deadly highway crashes involve pedestrians standing on the side of the roadway, accounting for 12 percent of deadly highway accidents. Each year, an estimated 600 people are killed while making emergency stops on the interstate.
The nature of pedestrian accidents makes them extremely dangerous. When a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle traveling at highway speeds, these crashes are known to turn deadly and leave victims with life-threatening injuries. In some cases, surviving family members can recover lost compensation with the help of a Chicago wrongful death attorney.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. understands the difficulty of losing a loved one. It’s our goal that we can help protect you and your family after a traumatic accident. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case today.
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