Chicago, IL (July 15, 2020) – The identity of the man who was killed in a Chicago pedestrian accident on Saturday evening, July 11, has been identified. The collision occurred at the 11100 block of Pulaski Road near 111th Street at around 11:50 p.m. John M. Roche Jr., 20, was reportedly hit while exiting his vehicle.
Roche was transported to Holy Cross Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. At this time, no charges have been filed.
Roche reportedly lived two blocks from the crash site. An ongoing investigation into the collisions is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of John Roche Jr. at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Chicago
The majority of pedestrian crashes reported in Illinois take place in the Chicago area. In 2012, a total of 4,930 pedestrian accidents were reported across the state. In those crashes, 139 pedestrians lost their lives, and 4,665 more sustained injuries following a collision with a motor vehicle. Of those injured, 890 suffered from “Type A” injuries that required emergency medical treatment. Someone is killed in a pedestrian accident in the United States every 88 minutes, on average.
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 in Illinois, 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 in order to recover from damages resulting from the loss of a loved one.
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 through every step of the legal process, and our years of experience means we can help you construct a strong case. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 if you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly Illinois pedestrian accident.
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