Lebanon, IL (September 19, 2020) – On Thursday afternoon, September 17, local sources revealed that a man was fatally struck in Lebanon on US-50.
The identity of the deceased victim was later revealed by the St. Clair County Corner’s Office as 66-year-old Robert McCabe. McCabe was transported to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for the treatment of life-threatening injuries. He was later pronounced dead at around 4:30 p.m.
At this time, the cause of the accident has not been reported. No charges have been filed at this time. Multiple lanes on the roadway were blocked and motorists were diverted from the scene while investigators and emergency responders were present.
An ongoing investigation into the deadly pedestrian accident is being managed by the Illinois State Police’s accident reconstruction unit.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Robert McCabe at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Illinois
Pedestrians are more likely to suffer life-threatening injuries in the event of a car accident. While other types of vehicle fatalities are declining, pedestrian fatalities continue to rise year after year. There were 5,977 pedestrians killed in traffic accidents across the country in 2017. That is an average of one death every 88 minutes. Another 137,000 pedestrians suffered serious injuries in collisions that year and were treated in emergency units.
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 Chicago 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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