Wheeling, IL (May 22, 2020) – The identity of a victim killed in a pedestrian accident in Wheeling has been released by local authorities. On Wednesday morning, May 20th, Carlos Maciel-Pulido, 31, of Chicago was struck by an SUV in a suburban, residential area. The crash reportedly occurred at the 700 block of Equestrian Drive at around 7:40 a.m.
Emergency crews were called to the scene of a crash involving a man trapped underneath a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle also collided with a nearby home. The driver of the vehicle fled on foot.
There were people inside the home at the time of the crash, but none sustained injuries. An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Carlos Maciel-Pulido at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Crashes in Illinois
Pedestrian accidents are over-represented in roadway fatalities each year. In 2017, 17% of traffic deaths involved pedestrian collisions. Somewhere across the country, a pedestrian was killed every 88 minutes on average.
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 claim, 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 lawsuit 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.
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