Chicago, IL – Driver Crashes Into Building, Pedestrian in Deadly Accident on S Damen Ave
Chicago, IL (May 6, 2022) – A driver lost control of their vehicle after a two-car collision, hitting a building and a pedestrian on the city’s West Side in a deadly accident that took place late Thursday evening, May 5.
According to reports from Chicago Police Department officers, the alleged at-fault driver initially struck another car before hitting a pedestrian on the road and then crashing into a building. The incident occurred in the 1200 block of South Damen Avenue.
EMS units rushed to the crash site and attempted life-saving measures on the pedestrian, though they were pronounced dead shortly after the accident happened.
The events immediately preceding the incident are still unclear, but the CPD says their investigation remains active at this time. Police added that citations are pending for the driver.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim.
Auto-Pedestrian Accident Deaths in Illinois
Pedestrian deaths have grown by more than 30% across the United States in recent years, despite a general drop in the number of deaths caused by other forms of vehicle accidents. This tragic trend is mirrored across Illinois, home to some of the country’s biggest cities and walkable locales, including Chicago, Springfield, and Bloomington. Unfortunately, pedestrians are at a much higher risk of serious injury or death on the congested streets of these highly populated areas.
In fact, pedestrian deaths in Cook County are higher than any other in the state. Authorities report that pedestrian fatalities hit a five-year high in 2019, with over 100 victim deaths in the Cook County region alone.
Faced with the stressful aftermath of a major accident, the victims impacted may feel as if they have nowhere to turn, whether they are dealing with nagging health problems and physical pain or expensive medical bills. All too often, the victims of pedestrian accidents die from their injuries, leaving their bereaved families to cope with mounting expenses, loss of earning potential, and funerary costs on top of the incomparable anguish of losing a loved one.
If you’ve been hurt or experienced the death of your loved one due to a pedestrian collision, you may be able to pursue a range of legal options moving forward. When you contact a Chicago car accident attorney, you may discover that you’re entitled to a fair, full monetary award.
The Illinois Wrongful Death Act permits individuals who have been injured as a result of another motorist’s careless or distracted driving to seek compensation from the negligent or distracted driver. Compensation is granted to family members and any dependents if a lawsuit is successful.
That’s why it’s paramount for family members to contact a skilled Illinois accident attorney as soon as they can following one of these accidents. Here at the D&W Law Group, we stop at nothing to fight for the robust compensation you deserve when you’ve been involved in a preventable accident or have had a loved one die.
Our attorneys believe that bereaved families should never be forced to shoulder expenses incurred from an accident caused by a reckless driver. When you contact our knowledgeable, experienced legal team, we will act as your liaison and work diligently to build a successful accident claim.
Please contact the D&W Law Group at 312-888-8888 for a no-obligation, customized consultation targeted to your specific needs. Our devoted Chicago wrongful death attorneys are ready to evaluate your legal options and assist you in seeking justice right away.
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