Chicago, IL (February 2, 2020) – On Saturday night, February 1st, was hit by a vehicle in the Soldier Field area of Chicago. The accident took place at the 1400 block of South Lake Shore Drive. Authorities were notified that a pedestrian was struck at around 7:45 p.m.
According to initial reports, the pedestrian was traveling eastbound on the roadway when they attempted to cross to the other side of the road. The male pedestrian was struck, suffering serious head trauma. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
The identity of the deceased victim hasn’t been released at this time. Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the crash.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Crashes in Chicago
Pedestrians face a wide array of risks each time they hit the road. When involved in a crash with a motor vehicle, pedestrians often suffer from life-threatening injuries. Pedestrian deaths in Chicago have been on the rise for the past five years.
In 2017, there were 46 deaths reported in the city. This was a substantial increase from just four years earlier, where there were 27 reported pedestrian fatalities. Surviving family members should consult with a qualified Illinois wrongful death attorney to discuss their case.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. understands how difficult it can be to lose a loved one. These accidents often place surviving family with the responsibility to handle the damages associated with the crash. Contact our law offices at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case today.
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