Chicago, IL (May 18, 2020) – A 26-year-old man from Waukegan, Illinois was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Chicago on Sunday, May 17th. The crash occurred on I-290 near Western Avenue. At around 3:30 a.m. that morning, the man had stopped to aid a vehicle involved in a rollover collision.
While the man was at the scene of the other accident, he was struck by another vehicle. The driver of that vehicle fled the scene. The man was hospitalized for treatment of sustained injuries.
Local officials are currently investigating the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Illinois Hit-&-Run Accidents
Recent studies have found that both the rate of hit-and-runs and resulting fatalities have been increasing. In 2015, there were 737,100 reported hit-and-runs nationwide. In 2016, there were 2,049 fatalities resulting from hit-and-run crashes, the highest figure on record.
Dealing with the aftermath of a serious crash is a long and frustrating process. The financial impact of medical care, repair bills, and lost wages can be extremely disruptive to our lives. Sadly, when victims depend solely on insurance companies, they often feel even more alone and confused.
That’s why you need a qualified Illinois car crash attorney fighting for your rights. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients. Give us a call today at (312) 425-0401 to see what we can do for you.
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