Tinley Park, IL (August 15, 2020) – A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a motor vehicle in Tinley Park late on Wednesday night, August 12, at around 10 p.m. Initial reports that the fatal incident occurred near the intersection of 80th Avenue and Timber Drive.
Emergency responders and local law enforcement officials were dispatched to the site of the crash to render aid to the injured pedestrian. The 22-year-old male victim was transported to Christ Hospital in critical condition. The injured pedestrian was later pronounced dead by attending medical personnel.
The driver involved in the collision remained at the scene and assisted with responding law enforcement officials. The cause and circumstances of the crash are still unknown at this time. The identity of the deceased victim has not been revealed by local authorities. No further updates on the accident have been made public.
Local law enforcement officials are currently investigating the cause of the accident. As the investigation continues, more information will be made public.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Illinois
Pedestrians are much more likely to suffer fatal injuries in the event of a collision. There is little protecting a pedestrian from the full impact of a crash involving a motor vehicle. While other types of deadly car accidents are on the decline, fatal pedestrian collisions are on the rise across the country.
The majority of deadly pedestrian crashes in Illinois take place in Cook County. Data from the Illinois Department of Transportation reveals that there were a total of 4,930 pedestrian accidents reported across the state in 2012. A reported 139 pedestrians were killed in these collisions, and another 4,665 suffered injuries, with 890 pedestrians suffering “Type A” or critical injuries.
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 (312) 425-0401 to see what our Illinois wrongful death lawyers can do for you.
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