Chicago, IL (September 4, 2020) – On Wednesday night, September 2, an 87-year-old man was killed after being involved in a deadly pedestrian accident in Chicago’s Uptown area.
Initial reports revealed that the fatal accident occurred at the 5200 block of N. Lake Shore Drive at around 11:30 p.m. The man was hit by a northbound Toyota Camry. He was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.
The identity of the deceased victim has not been disclosed at this time. The autopsy revealed that the man was killed due to multiple blunt force injuries sustained in the crash. The driver of the Camry remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.
No further updates on the collision are currently available. An ongoing investigation into the accident is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Chicago
Pedestrians are much more likely to suffer fatal injuries in the event of an accident involving a motor vehicle. Thousands of pedestrians are killed in collisions across the country each year. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, there were 4,930 pedestrian crashes reported statewide in 2012. These collisions resulted in 139 deaths and 4,665 injuries. Of those injured in an Illinois pedestrian crash that year, 890 people sustained critical injuries.
A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought by a family member when a loved one has died due to the negligent behavior of another person. There are many potential situations that may warrant a wrongful death suit in Illinois, including a car accident, medical malpractice, or even nursing home negligence. Illinois state law allows a victim’s family or estate to recover compensation in the event of a wrongful death in order to recover from damages resulting from the loss of a loved one.
If you believe that your loved one’s death may have been caused by another person’s negligence, you need to consult with an experienced Illinois wrongful death attorney. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. will make sure that your interests and legal rights are protected through every step of the legal process, and our years of experience means we can help you construct a strong case. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 if you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly Chicago pedestrian accident.
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