Chicago, IL (April 28, 2020) – Marco Gomez-Andrade, 26, turned himself in to authorities after fatally striking a pedestrian on Monday night, April 27th. Gomez-Andrade was reportedly driving a 2015 Chevy Yukon when he hit a man crossing at the intersection of 31st Street and Kedvale Avenue at around 8:30 p.m. The driver failed to remain at the scene and drove home after the accident.
Gomez-Andrade went home and later called 911 to turn himself in. The victim was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The man had no identification and hasn’t been identified at this time.
Gomez-Andrade was charged with failure to report an accident involving death. An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Chicago
A pedestrian is killed somewhere in the United States every 88 minutes in 2017. That same year, pedestrian deaths accounted for around 16 percent of roadway fatalities. A majority of pedestrian accidents take place in the early evening.
Family members are often left reeling after a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to the negligence of another. It’s natural to want to grieve, and pursuing a lawsuit is usually the least of their concerns. However, a lawsuit can potentially help your family recover financial compensation resulting from your devastating loss.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients. Our Illinois wrongful death attorneys can support your family through this difficult time and bring you some peace of mind. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly accident.
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