Rockford, IL (October 4, 2020) – A crash on Saturday, October 3, in Rockford resulted in the death of a pedestrian.
According to local sources, the deadly pedestrian accident occurred at the 2100 block of N. Central Avenue. Early on Saturday morning, at around 1:19 a.m., local authorities reported that a pedestrian was hit by a motor vehicle. The injured party was transported to a nearby medical facility in critical condition.
Soon after being taken to the hospital, the injured party succumbed to their injuries. Accident reconstruction units were dispatched to the scene to gather information on the crash. While investigators were present, the site of the accident was closed.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is currently underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Illinois
When a pedestrian is involved in a collision with a motor vehicle, the pedestrian always loses. There is little protecting the victim from the full impact of the crash, and they are at risk of suffering from life-threatening injuries. While other types of roadway fatalities are on the decline, pedestrian deaths are increasing year over year. In Illinois, a total of 139 pedestrians were killed in collisions across the state in 2012.
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 Illinois wrongful death attorney. Kmlltdlaw.com 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 877-930-2551 if you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly Illinois pedestrian accident.
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