Oak Lawn, IL (November 11, 2020) – A pedestrian was hit and killed by a motor vehicle in the Oak Lawn area on Monday afternoon, November 9.
The site of the deadly pedestrian accident was reportedly located in the 9300 block of S. Kolmar Avenue, according to local sources. An adult was reportedly driving the vehicle when they hit a six-year-old boy. Emergency responders were called to the scene to render aid to the injured parties.
When authorities arrived, the injured pedestrian was found lying unresponsive on the roadway. The severely injured child was transported to Advocate Christ Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. No further information is currently available.
An ongoing investigation into the deadly accident 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 Chicago
Pedestrians are at greater risk of suffering from life-threatening injuries in the event of a collision. In 2017 alone, there were 5,977 pedestrians killed across the country, with a pedestrian fatality occurring every 88 minutes on average. There were 4,930 pedestrian collisions reported across Illinois in 2012. Of these pedestrian accidents, 106 resulted in fatal injuries.
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 877-930-2551 if you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly Chicago pedestrian accident.
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