Chicago, IL (July 14, 2020) – A man was killed after being struck by a vehicle in the Mount Greenwood area on Chicago’s south side. The accident occurred on Saturday, July 11, near the 11100 block of South Pulaski Road. A man in his 20s was hit by a 2015 Honda SUV at around 11:53 p.m.
The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene by attending medical professionals. No other injuries were reported in the collision. The driver of the Honda remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is being managed by the Chicago Police Department Major Accidents Unit.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Crashes in Chicago
There were a combined 4,930 pedestrian crashes reported in Illinois in 2012. Statistics for the state show that 139 pedestrians were killed in these accidents that year, and another 4,665 pedestrians suffered injuries. A reported 890 of these injuries were identified as “Type A” injuries that required emergency treatment. The vast majority of these pedestrian crashes took place in urban areas across Illinois.
Family members are often left reeling after a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to the negligence of another, and recovering can be a difficult battle for surviving family members who are left to pick up the pieces. It is only natural to want to grieve, and pursuing a lawsuit is usually the least of their concerns. However, an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can potentially help your family recover financial compensation resulting from your devastating loss.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients after they have suffered the loss of a dear family member. Our Illinois pedestrian crash attorneys can support your family through this difficult time and bring you some peace of mind while making sure that the at-fault party is held responsible. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Illinois pedestrian crash.
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