Chicago, IL (May 3, 2020) – A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Chicago on Friday night, May 1st. The accident occurred on Bishop Ford Freeway (I-94) near 115th Street. The driver fled the scene of the accident after hitting the 65-year-old man at around 10:30 p.m.
Another driver saw the man be hit and attempted to veer and avoid striking the pedestrian, but the driver was unsuccessful. The man was killed in the crash. His identity hasn’t been revealed at this time.
Local authorities are currently investigating the accident.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Chicago
A majority of deadly pedestrian crashes in Illinois take place in Chicago. In 2012, 4,419 pedestrian crashes in the state occurred in urban areas. That year, 139 people were killed in pedestrian crashes in the state.
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 accident.
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