East St Louis, IL (November 27, 2020) – A man was killed after being struck by a motor vehicle in East St. Louis on Friday morning, November 27.
The deadly pedestrian accident took place on Interstate 55 near milepost five. The 26-year-old man was standing in the left lane of the interstate when he was hit by an oncoming vehicle. Emergency responders were dispatched to the site of the crash.
The injured pedestrian sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Multiple lanes on the highway were closed while first responders were present. The identity of the deceased party has not been revealed at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash 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 extremely vulnerable when traveling on the road. All drivers are required to share the roads with pedestrians, but many fail to do so. Statistics show that pedestrians are nearly 1.5 times more likely to be killed in the event of a crash. In 2017, there were 5,977 pedestrians killed nationwide in the United States, an average of one fatality 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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