Chicago, IL (August 6, 2020) – Authorities in Chicago have released the identity of the man who was killed in a deadly pedestrian accident. The crash occurred early on Friday morning, July 31, at around 12:12 a.m. Initial reports revealed that the 35-year-old man was crossing at the 6400 block of N. Sheridan Road when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle in the Rogers Park area.
The deceased victim was later identified by the Cook County medical examiner’s office as Graham Piggozi. Pigozzi was transported to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois in critical condition and was later pronounced dead at around 12:49 p.m. the following day. According to local news sources, Pigozzi was a resident of the neighborhood.
According to the medical examiner’s office, the autopsy found that the victim died due to multiple injuries sustained in the crash. The driver involved in the collision remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities. At this time, no updates on the crash are currently available.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the collision is being conducted by the Chicago Police Department, and more details will be released as it continues.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Graham Piggozi at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Crashes in Chicago
Despite an overall decrease in deadly traffic accidents nationwide, fatal pedestrian collisions continue to be on the rise across the country. Thousands lose their lives in pedestrian collisions each year, and a pedestrian is killed every 88 minutes on average. In just Chicago, there were 3,130 reported pedestrian collisions reported in the city in 2009. The vast majority of pedestrian accidents in the state take place in Chicago. There were a total of 4,930 pedestrian accidents reported across the state in 2012, contributing to nearly 139 deaths. Thousands more suffered serious injuries in pedestrian collisions that year.
The grief and devastation of losing a loved one due to another’s negligence are nearly unbearable. Surviving family members often take on damages resulting from the accident, and they may be able to recover lost compensation by pursuing a wrongful death claim with the help of an experienced Illinois personal injury attorney. After a deadly pedestrian crash in Chicago, a representative of the decedent’s estate — usually a close family member — can seek damages from those at fault for the person’s death to obtain compensation for damages.
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. Our legal team is dedicated to making sure that each of our clients recovers the compensation they deserve after losing a loved one. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 to see what our Chicago wrongful death lawyers can do for you.
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