Shorewood, IL (June 7, 2020) – On Thursday morning, a 66-year-old woman was killed after being struck by a vehicle in Shorewood. The collision occurred near the intersection of Black Road and Edgebrook Drive. Joni Hilger of Shorewood was pronounced dead at around 1 p.m.
The driver who struck Hilger remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities. No charges have been filed at this time. No other injuries were reported in the crash.
The Will County Sheriff’s Office accident reconstruction unit is currently handling the investigation into 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
In 2017, a pedestrian was killed in a vehicle collision every 88 minutes on average. A total of 5,977 people lost their lives in pedestrian crashes that year. Another 137,000 required hospitalization for the treatment of severe injuries.
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 312-386-7683 to see what our Illinois wrongful death lawyers can do for you.
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