McClean County, IL (June 24, 2020) – A 58-year-old pedestrian was killed after being struck by a pickup truck in McClean County on Tuesday, June 23rd. The accident occurred near mile marker 125 on I-74 EB. Authorities were called to the scene to render aid to those involved in the accident.
The identity of the deceased victim has not been released at this time. An autopsy is scheduled, and its results will be released at a later date. No further information is currently available.
The Illinois State Police is currently investigating the cause of the accident.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Crashes in Illinois
A reported 5,977 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents across the country in 2017. That is an average of nearly someone dying every 88 minutes. That year, an estimated 137,000 pedestrians required emergency treatment.
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) 425-0401 if you’ve lost a loved one due to the negligence of another.
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