Matteson, IL (April 12, 2020) – A woman was fatally struck in a pedestrian crash in Matteson, Illinois earlier today. The 59-year-old woman was crossing at the 20700 block of South Cicero Avenue, near 207th Street, When she was hit by an oncoming vehicle. The victim, identified as Donna Terrell, was transported to Stroger Hospital.
Terrell was later pronounced dead by attending hospital staff. The cause of the accident isn’t clear at this time. No statements have been provided by the Matteson Police Department.
Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the collision.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Donna Terrell at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Illinois
Pedestrians are vastly over-represented in national roadway fatalities. In 2017, a pedestrian was killed every 88 minutes on average. 16 percent of traffic deaths that year involved pedestrian accidents.
In Illinois, a majority of deadly pedestrian crashes take place in Cook County. Victims who are killed in an accident leave behind family members to pick up the pieces. In some cases, surviving family members can contact a qualified Illinois wrongful death attorney to discuss possible compensation.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we understand how difficult it can be to lose a family member. We want to make sure that the responsible party is held accountable. Contact us today at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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