Chicago, IL (March 1, 2020) – Officials in Chicago are currently seeking information on a driver involved in a deadly hit-and-run accident on Saturday night, February 29th. A cyclist was reportedly struck at the 3700 block of West Lake Street in Garfield Park on the city’s West Side. At about 12:30 a.m., officials report that the victim was struck by a Chrysler 300 that fled the scene.
The vehicle reportedly made a left turn on Hamlin Avenue after the crash with suspected front-end damage. The injured cyclist was transported to Stroger Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The identities of the victim and the suspect haven’t been released at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is being handled by the Chicago Police Department.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Hit-&-Run Crashes in Chicago
Statistics show that hit-and-runs are up in Chicago. From 2005 to 2014, 2 out of 5 pedestrian fatalities involved hit-and-run accidents in the city. Less than half of these cases are ever solved by authorities.
When victims suffer injuries following a hit-and-run, they may wonder who’s going to cover their resulting damages. Sadly, victims and their families often feel they lack legal options after a hit-and-run because the at-fault driver may be unknown. However, there are possible options for compensation.
The team of Illinois wrongful death lawyers at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. can help you recover compensation under the full extent of the law. We understand losing a loved one is never easy, and we’re here to help. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case today.
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