Matteson, IL (February 3, 2020) – On Sunday night, February 2nd, a 25-year-old woman from Gary, Illinois was killed in a pedestrian collision near Matteson, Illinois. The accident took place on I-57 NB near the intersection with Lincoln Highway. At around 9:15 p.m., the Illinois State Police were notified of the incident.
Initial reports revealed that a gray GMC had stopped on the right shoulder of I-57 NB. The deceased victim, a passenger of the vehicle, had exited the car and began to walk across the highway. She was struck by a black Jeep and taken to a nearby hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.
No other updates have been provided. An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Collisions in Illinois
When a pedestrian is involved in a crash with a motor vehicle, they are at risk of being seriously injured. Obviously, there is usually little protecting a pedestrian from the full impact of a crash. This reality means that many pedestrians are severely injured or killed following a car accident.
70,000 people are injured in pedestrian crashes each year across the country. In Illinois, there were 139 pedestrians killed in 2012. In some cases, surviving family members can recover lost compensation with the help of an Illinois wrongful death attorney.
Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you recover after the loss of a loved one. We are here to take over your case and focus on your own health and family. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case.
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