Rockford, IL (July 4, 2020) – A child was killed after being hit by a car in Rockford on Thursday afternoon, July 2. The collision occurred at the 5900 block of Guilford Road at around 3:15 p.m. Authorities found a two-year-old girl injured at the scene of the accident.
She was transported to Rockford Hospital where she was later pronounced dead. Authorities found that the girl was struck by a commercial vehicle traveling eastbound on Guilford Road. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Illinois
In 2012, a total of 4,930 pedestrian accidents occurred in Illinois. A reported 139 pedestrians were killed in collisions that year. Around 890 pedestrians suffered life-threatening injuries in collisions statewide.
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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