Schaumburg, IL (February 15, 2020) – On Friday, February 14th, a 24-year-old woman from Des Plaines, Illinois was struck and killed in Schaumburg. The crash took place on IL-53 (I-290) near Schaumburg Road at around 11 p.m. The victim, identified as Gloria M. Sanchez-Perez, was one of two women traveling in a Toyota Prius that had veered off the roadway, crashing into a ditch.
Both women ran across multiple lanes on IL-53 to get to the shoulder of the roadway. Sanchez-Perez was struck by a Toyota Camry traveling on the highway. She was taken to a nearby hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.
Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the accident.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Gloria M. Sanchez-Perez at this time.
Deadly Illinois Pedestrian Accidents
Crashes involving motor vehicles are often fatal for pedestrians. There is little protecting those traveling by foot from the full impact of a collision. Sadly, pedestrian fatalities are on the rise in Illinois.
In 2010, there were 4,280 pedestrians killed in car accidents across the country. In 2012, 139 pedestrians suffered fatal injuries in Illinois after being involved in a crash. In some cases, surviving family members can obtain lost compensation by contacting an Illinois wrongful death attorney.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you recover after a devastating accident. We understand that losing a loved one is never easy. Give us a call at 312-386-7683 to see how we can help.
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