Auburn, IL (May 5, 2020) – A woman was killed after being hit by a dump truck in Auburn, Illinois near Casey’s Convenience Store. The accident occurred on Monday, May 4th, at around 11:22 a.m. Deputies from the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of the accident on Lincoln Street.
According to the Illinois State Police, the dump truck failed to navigate a turn and crashed into the parking lot of the convenience store. The truck hit a woman who was standing outside of her vehicle. The woman was pronounced dead nearly an hour later.
One other person was injured in the crash. An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently underway. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Illinois Deadly Pedestrian Crashes
In 2017, a pedestrian was killed in a car crash nearly every 88 minutes. Pedestrians are over-represented in national roadway fatalities, accounting for 16% of traffic deaths in 2017. Reckless drivers are one of the leading causes of deadly pedestrian accidents.
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 312-386-7683 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly accident.
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