Plainfield, IL (November 26, 2020) – A Plainfield man was killed after being fatally struck by a motor vehicle on Tuesday evening, November 24.
According to local sources, the crash reportedly occurred on IL-50 north of IL-126. Local reports revealed that 48-year-old Sean J. Hall of Plainfield was on the roadway when he was struck by a silver Chrysler Sebring. Emergency responders were called to the scene to render aid to the injured parties.
Hall was transported to AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet for the treatment of critical injuries. He was later pronounced dead by attending medical professionals. No further information on the deadly collision is currently available.
Local law enforcement officials are currently investigating the cause of the crash.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Sean J. Hall at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Illinois
Pedestrians are much more vulnerable to suffering life-threatening injuries in the event of a collision involving a motor vehicle. Statistics show that pedestrians are nearly 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a crash compared to a passenger vehicle occupant. There were 5,977 pedestrians reportedly killed across the country in 2017, an average of one pedestrian fatality every 88 minutes.
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 312-386-7683 if you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly Illinois pedestrian accident.
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