Chicago, IL (November 27, 2020) – A deadly pedestrian accident was reported on Chicago’s South Side late on Thursday evening, November 26.
The site of the fatal crash was located at the 8700 block of S. Cottage Grove Avenue. Local authorities were notified of the accident at around 11 p.m. that evening. According to local sources, the driver of a sedan collided with the rear of a sport-utility vehicle, causing the SUV to overturn. The SUV hit and killed a nearby pedestrian.
At this time, the identity of the deceased pedestrian has not been provided. The injured male suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly crash is currently underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Crashes in Chicago
Each year, thousands of pedestrians are killed in vehicle collisions across the United States. In Chicago alone, there were a total of 3,130 pedestrian accidents reported across the city in 2009. In 2012, there were 4,930 pedestrian crashes reported across the state of Illinois. That year, 139 people were killed in pedestrian accidents statewide, and 4,665 pedestrians were injured in pedestrian crashes in Illinois.
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. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. 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 312-386-7683 if you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly Chicago pedestrian accident.
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