Lebanon, IL (August 19, 2020) – A woman was killed after being struck in a pedestrian accident in downtown Lebanon on Monday, August 17.
The deceased victim was later identified as Donna Weil. Weil was reportedly walking when she and another woman were struck. The driver of the vehicle that struck the pair of pedestrians was identified as Weil’s husband, Teddy Weil, of Lebanon.
Teddy Weil was reportedly driving a Ford F-150 pickup truck at the time of the accident. Local reports that his blood alcohol content was far above the legal limit. Donna Weil sustained fatal injuries in the crash, and the other woman sustained serious injuries.
Teddy Weil was later arrested and is currently in custody at St. Clair County jail. An ongoing investigation into the accident is currently underway. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family in hopes of a full recovery.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Donna Weil at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Illinois
When a pedestrian is involved in a collision with a motor vehicle, they are increased risk of suffering life-threatening injuries. There were a reported 5,977 pedestrian fatalities reported across the United States in 2017. That is an average of one death every 88 minutes. More than 137,000 pedestrians suffered non-fatal injuries that year. According to statistics from the Illinois Department of Transportation, there were 139 pedestrian fatalities reported in the state in 2012. That year, 4,665 pedestrians were injured in vehicle collisions in Illinois.
Family members are often left reeling after a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to the negligence of another, and recovering can be a difficult battle for surviving family members who are left to pick up the pieces. It is only natural to want to grieve, and pursuing a lawsuit is usually the least of their concerns. However, an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can potentially help your family recover financial compensation resulting from your devastating loss.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients after they have suffered the loss of a dear family member. Our Illinois wrongful death attorneys can support your family through this difficult time and bring you some peace of mind while making sure that the at-fault party is held responsible. Contact our offices today at 877-930-2551 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Illinois pedestrian accident.
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