Harvey, IL (July 5, 2020) – An eight-year-old girl was killed after being hit by a car in Harvey on Wednesday, July 1. The collision occurred at the 15400 block of Turlington Avenue. Local authorities reported that the crash occurred at around 7 p.m.
The young girl was reportedly walking a dog as she attempted to cross the roadway when she was struck. The driver of the vehicle claimed that they were unable to see the child. No further updates on the crash have been provided.
Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the crash.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Auto-Pedestrian Accidents in Illinois
In 2012, there were a total of 4,930 pedestrian crashes reported across Illinois. These accidents resulted in 139 pedestrian fatalities. Another 4,665 people were injured in pedestrian accidents that year.
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 Illinois. 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, an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can help families address the financial difficulties associated with the accident. Contact our offices today at 877-930-2551 to see what our Illinois wrongful death lawyers can do for you.
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