Prospect Heights, IL (May 21, 2020) – The driver of an SUV fled the scene after hitting a pedestrian and crashing into a home in Prospect Heights on Wednesday, May 20th. The accident occurred at the intersection of Equestrian Drive and Elmhurst Road. The cause of the accident hasn’t been released at this time.
The male pedestrian suffered critical injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Initial reports revealed that the driver may have been known to the victim. The vehicle was registered to a home near the residence.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Illinois
There was a pedestrian killed in a vehicle collision every 88 minutes in 2017. That year, pedestrian fatalities accounted for 16% of roadway deaths. A majority of these accidents took place in the early evening hours.
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 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 312-386-7683 if you’ve lost a loved one due to the negligence of another.
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