Riverdale, IL (April 26, 2020) – Two people lost their lives in a hit-and-run accident on Sunday, April 25th, in Riverdale, Illinois. The accident took place on I-57 NB near 138th Street. According to local authorities, the two victims were walking on foot when they were struck by a vehicle at around 4:30 a.m.
The two victims were reportedly standing next to a disabled vehicle that was being loaded onto a tow truck. One person was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other party was transported to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois, where they later succumbed to their injuries. The vehicle fled the scene and was later found abandoned along the highway.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is being handled by local authorities.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
Deadly Illinois Hit-&-Run Accidents
In 2015, there were 737,100 reported hit-and-run accidents across the country. This means a hit-and-run crash happens somewhere in the United States every 43 seconds. 2016 experienced the highest number of deadly hit-and-run crashes on record at 2,049 reported fatalities.
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 wrongful death 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 car accident.
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