Chicago, IL (September 16, 2020) – A woman suffered serious injuries after being struck by a pickup truck in Chicago near the South Loop on Tuesday evening, September 15.
The crash reportedly occurred at the 1100 block of S. Michigan Avenue. Reports from the Chicago Police Department revealed that a 61-year-old woman was sitting at the bus stop when she was hit by a red pickup truck. The incident occurred at around 11:45 p.m. that evening.
The injured victim was taken to a nearby medical facility in serious condition. She reportedly suffered leg injuries due to the accident. Footage from the scene revealed that the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run was a red pickup truck. The truck reportedly had glowing rims and was last seen traveling southbound on Michigan Avenue.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Hit-&-Run Accidents in Chicago
There were nearly 737,100 hit-and-run crashes reported across the country in 2015, with a hit-and-run accident happening every 43 seconds on average. Hit-and-run fatalities are on the rise, hitting an all-time high in 2016 with 2,049 hit-and-run deaths. The vast majority of those killed in hit-and-run accidents are pedestrians or cyclists, and nearly one out of every five pedestrian fatalities involve a hit-and-run accident.
Pedestrians and cyclists have to share the roadways with other motor vehicles. It is the duty of all drivers to safely share the roads with pedestrians and yield the right of way when necessary. Sadly, too many drivers fail to pay attention to areas like crosswalks, and far too often, serious Chicago pedestrian accidents are the result. In many cases, drivers ignore or refuse to respect when pedestrians have the right of way, and the resulting injuries in the event of an accident can be catastrophic.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, our Illinois pedestrian accident attorneys have more than a century of combined experience fighting for the rights of crash victims in Illinois, and that means we know how to recover the compensation our clients deserve. We have successfully represented clients seriously injured as a result of negligent or reckless motorists, and we will fight diligently to make sure that the driver responsible is held liable for your damages. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 to see what we can do for your case by consulting with a qualified Illinois personal injury lawyer.
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