Chicago, IL (March 23, 2020) – A pedestrian was killed after being hit by a semi-truck on Chicago’s West Side in Austin. The accident took place on I-290 near Central Avenue late Sunday night near midnight on March 22nd. Authorities responded to the scene to render aid to the injured party.
Despite efforts from emergency responders, the 27-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene. It’s unknown if the driver of the semi remained at the scene. The cause of the crash isn’t known at this time.
An ongoing investigation is being handled by the Illinois State Police.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Crashes in Chicago
Due to the severity of pedestrian accidents, many pedestrians are killed by reckless drivers. When the vehicle is traveling 40 miles per hour, the chance of death for a pedestrian rises to 85 percent. This means that highway pedestrian accidents are often deadly.
Any car crash can be traumatic. When someone is killed, it’s just devastating, especially for their families. In some cases, surviving family members can recover lost compensation with the help of a qualified Illinois wrongful death attorney.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we believe in helping those who are handling the aftermath fo a deadly crash. We want to ensure that you and your family are protected. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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