Peoria, IL (September 28, 2020) – A Peoria man was killed after being hit by a motorcycle in the Limestone Township area on Saturday morning, September 26.
The accident occurred overnight at around 12:30 a.m. For unknown reasons, 49-year-old Allen Hullin was struck by an oncoming motorcycle near the 7400 block of W. Plank Road, according to a report from the Peoria County Coroner’s Office. Paramedics were called to the scene to render aid to the injured pedestrian and perform life-saving procedures.
Hullin was pronounced dead at the scene due to severe head trauma and blunt force injuries resulting from the accident. At this time, a routine toxicology test is pending. No further updates on the accident have been provided at this time.
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 Allen Hullin at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Illinois
Pedestrians are at greater risk of suffering from life-threatening injuries in the event of an accident. In 2018, a pedestrian was killed every 88 minutes on average. There were 4,930 reported pedestrian accidents in Illinois in 2012. That year, a total of 139 pedestrians were killed in vehicle collisions across the state, and 4,665 sustained serious injuries. Nearly 890 injured pedestrians in Illinois that year required treatment in emergency rooms for injuries sustained in a collision.
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 injury 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 312-386-7683 to see what our Illinois wrongful death lawyers can do for you.
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