Chicago, IL (March 13, 2020) – A 59-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run crash in the West Lawn area of Chicago on Wednesday afternoon, March 12th. The collision took place 4500 block of West 63rd Street at around 1:30 p.m. A tow truck reportedly had run multiple lights, striking the deceased victim’s vehicle.
Steve Smith was driving a Chevy Malibu when he was struck by the tow truck. Smith lost control of his vehicle due to the impact and struck a utility pole. Smith was transported to taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois, where he was later pronounced dead.
The driver of the tow truck fled from the scene. The Chicago Police Department is currently investigating the accident.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Steve Smith at this time.
Deadly Hit-&-Run Crashes in Chicago
Hit-and-run accidents are becoming more frequent with each passing year. Since 2006, there have been 682,000 reported hit-and-runs every year.
65 percent of fatal hit-and-runs involve cyclists or pedestrians. Hit-and-run fatalities have increased by an average of 7.2 percent since 2009. In some cases, surviving family members of hit-and-run victims should contact a qualified Chicago personal injury lawyer to pursue deserved compensation.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you recover the maximum value of your claim. We can help you pursue all possible avenues for compensation after a deadly accident. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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