Lake Forest, IL (November 14, 2020) – A man was killed after being fatally struck in a hit-and-run accident in the Lake Forest area on Thursday morning, November 12.
The deadly accident reportedly took place at the 500 block of Mayflower Road at around 10:45 a.m. The man was reportedly walking on the roadway when he was hit by a two-door Ford F-150 pickup truck. The driver of the truck reportedly continued traveling southbound on Mayflower Road following the accident.
The vehicle involved in the deadly accident is believed to be missing a passenger-side mirror. The identity of the deceased party has not been revealed at this time. No further information on the collision has been provided.
An ongoing investigation into the deadly accident is currently in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Hit-&-Run Crashes in Illinois
There were an estimated 737,100 hit-and-run collisions reported across the United States in 2015 alone. That year, a hit-and-run crash happened nearly every 43 seconds. There were 2,049 hit-and-run fatalities reported nationwide in 2016, the highest figure on record. The majority of deadly hit-and-run collisions involve pedestrians and cyclists who are at greater risk of suffering fatal injuries in the event of a vehicle collision.
The grief and devastation of losing a loved one due to another’s negligence are nearly unbearable. Surviving family members often take on damages resulting from the accident, and they may be able to recover lost compensation by pursuing a wrongful death claim with the help of an experienced Illinois personal injury attorney. In an Illinois wrongful death claim, a representative of the decedent’s estate — usually a close family member — seeks damages from those at fault for the person’s death to obtain compensation for damages.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we understand the grief and pain that families experience when a family member is killed. While no amount of money can bring back a lost family member, an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can help families address the financial difficulties associated with the accident. Our legal team is dedicated to making sure that each of our clients recovers the compensation they deserve after losing a loved one. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 to see what our Illinois wrongful death lawyers can do for you.
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