Chicago, IL (March 17, 2020) – Two weeks after being injured in a hit-and-run accident in the Gresham area of Chicago, a man was pronounced dead on Sunday night, March 15th, at 7 p.m. Michael Cotton, 60, was hit by an oncoming vehicle at the 1600 block of West 79th Street on Tuesday, March 3rd, at around 6:40 a.m. He was struck by a westbound vehicle on the roadway and left seriously injured.
The driver fled the scene following the accident. Cotton’s autopsy revealed that he died due to multiple injuries sustained in the crash. No other updates have been provided at this time.
Local law enforcement officials are currently investigating the cause of the accident.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Michael Cotton at this time.
Fatal Hit-&-Runs in Chicago
From 2005 to 2014, 41 percent of fatal pedestrian accidents in Chicago involved hit-and-runs. 28 percent of pedestrian deaths in the city involved pedestrians in 2015. These accidents are particularly traumatic as the driver responsible leaves victims without necessary medical assistance.
Some victims mistakenly believe they are unable to pursue lost compensation after being injured in a hit-and-run accident. However, that’s not always the case. An experienced Chicago car crash attorney can help injured parties and their families pursue compensation for their losses.
Losing a loved one is a tragic hardship. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. cares for our clients and wants to make sure they recover the compensation that they deserve. Give us a call at 312-386-7683 to see how we can help.
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