Chicago, IL (June 22, 2020) – One person was killed and seven others were injured following a vehicle collision in Chicago. The crash occurred on I-94 near 47th Street on Sunday, June 21st. At around 12:30 a.m., a 2001 Infiniti QX4 driven by Francisco Carreno, Jr.,34, of Chicago lost control, striking a concrete median and overturning.
Three passersby, identified as Curtis Deyante Hale Melton of Maywood, 31, Ezekiel J. Williams of Chicago, 25, and Corey Seifer of Chicago, 25, stopped to try and help those trapped inside the vehicle. However, a 2017 Nissan Sentra driven by Sabrina R. Johnson, 45, of Chicago failed to slow down and struck all three pedestrians. Melton suffered fatal injuries in the crash.
Carreno, Melisa Camacho, 34, and three children were all hospitalized in the crash. The Illinois State Police is currently investigating the cause of the crash.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Curtis Melton at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Chicago Deadly Pedestrian Accidents
A total of 139 pedestrians lost their lives in collisions in Illinois in 2012. That year, nearly 4,665 pedestrians were injured in car crashes across the state. A pedestrian is killed somewhere across the country every 88 minutes.
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 Chicago 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 personal injury lawyers can do for you.
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