Chicago, IL – Enrique Martinez Killed in Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident on Ogden Ave
Chicago, IL (September 4, 2022) – A 22-year-old male was struck and killed overnight in the West Loop, according to the Chicago Police Department.
Police said the man, who has now been identified as Enrique Martinez of Chicago, was walking southbound in the 0 to 100 block of North Ogden Avenue at 5:15 a.m. when a dark-colored car hit him. EMTs arrived soon after the accident and attempted life-saving treatment but pronounced Martinez deceased at the scene.
Though no one has been taken into custody as of yet, police from Area 3 have begun their investigation. Officers asked any witnesses in the area at the time of the collision to come forward.
Our sincere sympathies go out to the loved ones and family members of Enrique Martinez.
Fatality Rates From Pedestrian Accidents in Chicagoland
Sadly, pedestrian fatalities in the United States have increased by around 36% in recent years, despite a general decrease in mortality from other motor vehicle accidents. Cities like Chicago and Springfield, among others, rank among the most populated and walkable in the United States and may be found in Illinois. Pedestrians also face an increased danger of death or severe injury on the crowded streets of these highly populated areas.
Cook County in Illinois has the highest rate of pedestrian fatalities in the state. In 2019, Cook County had at least 120 pedestrian fatalities, the highest number in at least five years.
Victims of a horrible occurrence may feel hopeless in the face of their ongoing physical agony, acute mental misery, and/or heavy financial demands in the wake of the tragedy. Many pedestrian accident victims don’t make it out alive, leaving behind grieving loved ones and the financial burden of a funeral.
If you or a loved one were wounded or died in a pedestrian accident, you might be entitled to seek legal action. After speaking with a Chicago vehicle accident attorney, you may be entitled to full and fair monetary compensation.
The Illinois Wrongful Death Act permits victims of vehicle accidents caused by another driver’s negligence or recklessness to claim damages. In the event of a successful suit, the plaintiff’s family and dependents are entitled to compensation.
Therefore, family members must speak with an attorney as soon as an event like this happens in Illinois. The D&W Law Group will do everything in its power to ensure that you obtain the maximum compensation to which you are entitled in the case of the death of a loved one or injury experienced in an avoidable accident.
No family member of a victim should ever have to pay for damages caused by another driver’s recklessness, in our firm’s perspective. Our seasoned legal team will handle all aspects of filing a claim for your accident and will be your exclusive point of contact.
Call the D&W Law Group at 312-888-8888 for a free individual consultation. If you were injured in Chicago, you could rely on our team of lawyers to assess the situation and move quickly to protect your rights and interests. In order to get the fair treatment and compensation to which you are entitled, you should get in touch with us very away.
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