Peoria, IL (November 25, 2020) – An elderly man was killed after being hit by a sport-utility vehicle in Peoria on Monday evening, November 23.
At around 5:52 p.m., officials from the Peoria Police Department were dispatched to the site of the crash at the 8500 block of Knoxville Avenue. Local authorities reported that a pedestrian was crossing the roadway near Picture Ridge Road at the time of the accident. Witnesses from the scene claimed that the man was then struck by an SUV.
Despite life-saving measures at the scene and at a nearby hospital, the injured pedestrian was pronounced dead. The driver of the SUV was then involved in another collision down the road. All involved parties remained at the scene.
The identity of the deceased victim has not been revealed at this time. An ongoing investigation into 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 much more likely to suffer from life-threatening injuries in the event of a crash. In fact, pedestrians are nearly 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a collision compared to passenger-vehicle occupants. A total of 5,977 pedestrians were killed in car crashes across the United State in 2017. That is an average of one pedestrian fatality every 88 minutes. In 2012, a total of 139 pedestrians were killed in fatal accidents in Illinois.
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 /, 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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