Chicago, IL (May 27, 2020) – Chicago authorities are currently seeking information on the driver involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash on Monday, May 25th. Initial reports revealed that a young woman was walking at the 600 block of South Canal Street when she was struck by a car at around 1 p.m. The vehicle fled the scene of the accident.
The woman suffered fatal injuries and was later pronounced dead. Authorities have revealed that the vehicle was a purple or blue-colored Ford Escape SUV. The vehicle is believed to have sustained front-end damage resulting from the crash.
An ongoing investigation into the incident is currently underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Hit-&-Run Crashes in Chicago
Fatal hit-and-run collisions in the United States have hit all-time highs in recent years. A hit-and-run accident occurred somewhere in the country every 43 seconds on average. In 2016, there were 2,049 recorded hit-and-run fatalities, higher than any year on record.
A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought by a family member when a loved one has died due to the negligent behavior of another person. There are many potential situations that may warrant a wrongful death suit, including a car accident, medical malpractice, or even nursing home negligence. Illinois state law allows a victim’s family or estate to recover lost compensation in the event of a wrongful death.
If you believe that your loved one’s death may have been caused by another person’s negligence, you need to consult with an experienced Illinois wrongful death attorney. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. will make sure that your interests and legal rights are protected. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 if you’ve lost a loved one due to the negligence of another.
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