Beach Park, IL (November 21, 2020) – A 76-year-old man was killed after being hit by a motor vehicle in the Beach Park area on Wednesday night, November 18.
The site of the deadly pedestrian accident was reportedly located near the intersection of Green Bay Road and Waldo Avenue. According to local sources, a 23-year-old woman was driving a Cadillac Seville northbound on Green Bay Road at around 10 a.m. when she struck the victim. The man was reportedly crossing the street at the time of the accident.
The injured pedestrian was transported to Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan, Illinois in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead. No charges have been filed at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the collision 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
Pedestrians are nearly 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a collision than a passenger-vehicle occupant. While other types of deadly collisions are on the decline, pedestrian fatalities continue to rise across the United States. There were 5,977 pedestrians killed nationwide in 2017, an average of one death every 88 minutes. There were 148 pedestrian fatalities in Illinois that year.
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 312-386-7683 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Illinois pedestrian accident.
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