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Chicago, IL – Man Dies in Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident on Lafayette Ave

Chicago, IL - Man Dies in Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident on Lafayette Ave

Chicago, IL (January 2, 2023) – A man has died after he sustained serious injuries in a hit-and-run accident on Chicago’s South Side on Monday night, January 2, according to Chicago police.

At 10:10 p.m., a 2013 white Dodge Durango struck an unnamed pedestrian at a crosswalk in the 7900 block of South Lafayette Avenue in the city’s West Chatham area, per early reports from officers with the Chicago Police Department.

According to the Chicago PD, four to five male suspects then abandoned the car at the crime site and fled on foot. In the meantime, EMTs rushed the victim to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

No further details have been made available to the public, but the latest information released by the CPD indicated that the Major Accidents Unit is investigating the deadly pedestrian accident.

Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Illinois

Approximately 1.3% of all accidents in Illinois include pedestrians. Sadly, they are also responsible for 15.8% of all fatal accidents documented in our state. Pedestrians are more prone to suffer serious and fatal injuries and accidents owing to the fact that they have no protection during mishaps. Unfortunately, approximately 200 individuals lose their lives each year as a consequence of pedestrian collisions in our state.

Many of these incidents are a consequence of driver carelessness. When motorists fail to operate their cars safely, they put the lives of others in danger. This is especially true for pedestrians, who are already at a disadvantage in accidents.

There are a number of reasons that contribute to the high prevalence of pedestrian collisions in our state. Many of them are caused by human error. In point of fact, the following are some of the most frequent causes of pedestrian collisions that authorities observe:

  • Motorists who failed to cede the right-of-way to pedestrians who are crossing at authorized crossing zones.
  • Drivers who are intoxicated by drugs or alcohol while driving their cars.
  • Drivers who are distracted by mobile phones or other things while operating a motor vehicle.
  • Drivers that are driving too fast for the current road conditions or weather.

If a family member has died as a result of a deadly pedestrian accident, it is imperative that justice be served. The experienced Chicago wrongful death attorneys of D&W Law Group understand the emotional burden you are enduring and are devoted to fighting for your legal rights. Contact our caring staff in Chicago at 312-888-8888 for a free consultation, and let us assist you through this difficult time.

Note: Our team of writers uses secondary sources, including news reports, police accident reports, social media posts, and sometimes eyewitness accounts, to compose these posts. Our firm has not independently verified any of the facts surrounding this particular accident, therefore, if you locate any information that is not correct, please let us know right away. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove a post upon request. 

Disclaimer: This is not a solicitation for business.  The information provided in this post is not intended to be legal advice or medical advice. If you or a loved one is injured in an accident, always seek medical assistance as soon as possible. The photo used in this post was not taken at the described accident scene.

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