Washington Park, IL (September 12, 2020) – There were reports of a deadly hit-and-run accident near Washington Park on Friday, September 11.
The details currently available on the accident are limited at this time. The fatal accident took place on Interstate 64 near mile marker 5. Eastbound traffic on the interstate was reduced to a single lane while investigators and paramedics were present. The identity of the deceased victim has not been revealed at this time.
Authorities have not released information regarding the identity of the at-fault driver or the type of vehicle involved in the crash. Emergency responders were present at the scene to render aid to the injured party who was pronounced dead at the scene. No further information on the crash has been released at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Hit-&-Run Crashes in Illinois
Hit-and-run crashes happen with alarming frequency across the country. In Illinois, it is a crime to leave the scene of a crash that results in death or injury. Despite this fact, many people choose to leave the scene of serious crashes across the state. Since 2006, an average of 682,000 hit-and-run collisions are reported each year in the United States. Around 65% of those killed in hit-and-run accidents are pedestrians or cyclists.
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, an Illinois 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 Illinois car accident.
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