Chicago, IL (October 20, 2020) – A man in his 40s was injured after being injured in a hit-and-run accident in Chicago on Sunday evening, October 18.
The crash reportedly occurred in the 3500 block of Milwaukee Avenue at around 8:45 p.m. Emergency responders arrived at the scene and found the injured party lying on the roadway. The victim had reportedly suffered injuries consistent with being struck by a motor vehicle.
The identity of the man has not been revealed at this time. The injured party was taken to Lutheran General Hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. No further information on the crash has been provided at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Hit-&-Run Accidents in Chicago
Hit-and-run collisions are increasing at an alarming rate across the country. There were 737,100 hit-and-run accidents reported nationwide in 2015, with a hit-and-run occurring every 43 seconds on average. The overwhelming majority of deadly hit-and-run accidents involve pedestrians and cyclists who are often unable to obtain the medical treatment necessary after being struck by a motor vehicle.
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 Illinois 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 a Chicago pedestrian accident can be catastrophic.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, our Chicago 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 312-386-7683 to see what we can do for your case by consulting with a qualified Chicago personal injury lawyer.
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