Chicago, IL (September 19, 2020) – A pedestrian was reportedly killed after being involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident in the Near West Side of Chicago on Friday morning, September 18.
The Illinois State Police reported that the accident occurred on Interstate 290 near Ashland Avenue at around 12:40 a.m. The car that struck the victim fled the scene of the accident. Soon after the crash, authorities found a vehicle on the side of the highway that had been reported stolen.
A juvenile suspect was taken into custody by the Chicago Police Department in connection with the deadly pedestrian accident. Multiple lanes on the Eisenhower Expressway WB were closed while investigators were present. At this time, the identity of the injured party has not been reported.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of 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
Pedestrian fatalities are on the rise across the country while other types of deadly collisions are on the decline. The majority of pedestrian accidents in Illinois take place in the Chicago area. According to data from the Illinois Department of Transportation, there were 139 pedestrians killed in collisions across the state in 2012. In the 4,930 pedestrian accidents reported that year, 4,665 people sustained injuries, with nearly 890 pedestrians sustaining critical injuries.
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, a Chicago 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 (312) 425-0401 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Chicago pedestrian accident.
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