Chicago, IL (July 6, 2020) – On Saturday, July 4, a woman was found injured after being hit by a vehicle in Chicago. The collision occurred near the intersection of I-290 and Damen Avenue. Troopers from the Illinois State Police responded to the scene at around 1:50 a.m.
The female victim was found lying on the left shoulder of the expressway. Her injuries were consistent with being struck by a vehicle. The woman was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.
The driver fled the scene. An ongoing investigation is being handled by ISP.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Hit-&-Run Accidents in Chicago
Year after year, hit-and-run collisions have been on the rise across the United States. On average, 737,100 hit-and-run accidents take place each year. There were 2,049 deadly hit-and-run crashes reported in 2016.
If you have been injured in a car crash, you have the right to pursue a negligence claim for your injuries. Anyone who gets behind the wheel has to exercise reasonable care to obey the traffic laws of the State of Illinois. Failure to do so may constitute negligence and give rise to a claim for lost damages.
A qualified Illinois car crash attorney can help injured victims protect their legal rights after an accident. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. can bring our comprehensive knowledge to represent clients in nearly all types of personal injury cases. If you’ve been injured by a negligent driver, call us today at 312-386-7683.
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