East Moline, IL (August 23, 2020) – A man was killed in a hit-and-run accident in East Moline on Tuesday, August 11, near the 3600 block of John Deere Road. The driver responsible for the crash was recently identified and charged by local authorities on Wednesday, August 19.
Authorities who responded to the scene found a pedestrian lying on the roadway at around 12:26 a.m. The injured victim was identified as 20-year-old Abraham Eneyew of Moline, Illinois. Eneyew later was pronounced dead.
Local law enforcement officials later reported that the victim was struck by a silver 2008 Lexus SUV driven by Yacoub Gadiaga. Initial reports revealed that Gadiaga was traveling east on John Deere Road when he struck Eneyew. Gadiaga was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and operating an uninsured vehicle.
No further information on the crash is available at this time. An ongoing investigation into the accident is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Abraham Eneyew at this time.
Deadly Hit-&-Run Accidents in Illinois
Fatal hit-and-run collisions are on the rise across the country. Since 2006, an average of 682,000 deadly hit-and-run crashes take place each year nationwide. Of those killed in hit-and-run collisions, nearly 65% of those killed were pedestrians or cyclists. Since 2009, fatal hit-and-runs in the United States have increased by 7.2% each year. During that time, hit-and-run fatalities have increased by 60%, with 2016 marking an all-time high in reported hit-and-run fatalities.
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 pedestrian accident attorney. In an Illinois 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 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 877-930-2551 to see what our Illinois wrongful death lawyers can do for you.
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