Chicago, IL (October 17, 2020) – A 21-year-old woman was killed in a deadly hit-and-run accident in Chicago on Thursday evening, October 15.
The site of the deadly collision was located at the 1600 block of S. Homan Avenue. Juanita Bussell of Chicago was reportedly traveling west on 16th Street when her vehicle was struck by an allegedly stolen Ford at around 10:48 p.m. Bussell sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Ford reportedly fled on foot. A passenger in the Ford was taken to Stroger Hospital for treatment. A third vehicle was also involved in the crash, but no other injuries were reported.
No arrests have been made in relation to the deadly accident. An ongoing investigation into the incident is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Juanita Bussell at this time.
Deadly Hit-&-Run Crashes in Chicago
Hit-and-run fatalities are rising at an alarming rate across the country. There were 737,100 hit-and-run accidents reported across the country in 2015, with a hit-and-run crash occurring every 43 seconds on average. There were 2,049 hit-and-run fatalities reported in 2016, the highest recorded figure in the United States.
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 Chicago 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 312-386-7683 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Chicago car accident.
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