Chicago, IL (May 8, 2020) – A 57-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run crash on Chicago’s West Side on Wednesday, May 6th. According to local officials, the man was hit by a black Jeep at around 8:55 p.m. The man was reportedly crossing at the 2400 block of West Congress Parkway.
The victim was identified as William Meritt from Lincoln Park, Illinois. The driver of the Jeep failed to remain at the scene of the accident. Meritt was pronounced dead at the scene.
Local authorities are currently investigating the accident.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of William Meritt at this time.
Chicago Deadly Hit-&-Run Accidents
There were 737,100 reported hit-and-runs across the country in 2015. There were 2,049 fatal hit-and-runs recorded in 2016. This is the highest figure ever reported in the United States.
The grief and devastation of losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence is nearly unbearable. Surviving family members may be able to recover lost compensation by pursuing a wrongful death claim. In a wrongful death lawsuit, a representative of the decedent’s estate – usually a close family member – seeks damages from those at fault for the person’s death.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we understand the grief and pain that families experience when a family member is killed. While no amount of money can bring back a lost family member, a wrongful death claim can help families address the financial difficulties associated with the accident. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 to see what our Illinois wrongful death lawyers can do for you.
Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that, to your knowledge, is incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy.
Disclaimer: As members of the local Chicago and broader Illinois community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. You should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.