Decatur, IL (November 4, 2020) – A woman was killed in a deadly pedestrian accident in the Decatur area on Friday, October 30.
The crash reportedly occurred late that evening at around 11:19 p.m. The site of the accident was located near the intersection of Kent Avenue and Belaire Court. Local reports revealed that 27-year-old Alisha A. Gordon was traveling near the intersection when she was struck by an oncoming vehicle.
Gordon suffered injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Reports revealed that Gordon sustained crushing head and neck injuries due to the accident. No further information on the deadly pedestrian accident has been provided.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is being managed by the Decatur Police Department.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Alisha A. Gordon at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Illinois
Pedestrians are more likely to suffer from life-threatening injuries in the event of a crash. In fact, statistics show that pedestrians are nearly 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a vehicle collision. Each year, thousands of pedestrians are fatally struck by motor vehicles. In 2017 alone, a total of 5,977 pedestrians were killed in car crashes nationwide, an average of one death every 88 minutes.
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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