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Chicago, IL – Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on NB I-294

Chicago, IL - Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on NB I-294

Chicago, IL (March 5, 2023) – Troopers with the Illinois State Police responded to the scene of a fatal crash involving a pedestrian in Chicago on Thursday, March 2nd. The crash took place around 11:40 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-294 near Sanders Road.

According to a report from the scene, the pedestrian was in or near the right-hand travel lanes when they were hit by a northbound vehicle. When authorities arrived, they found the victim lying in the roadway suffering from serious injuries. Paramedics and first responders provided medical aid but the pedestrian ultimately succumbed to their injuries.

The vehicle that was involved in the crash fled the scene. There is no description of the vehicle or the suspect in the hit-and-run crash at this time. The deceased victim has not been identified.

An investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with details on the crash is asked to contact the Illinois State Police.

There is no further information available.

We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the victim’s family in the aftermath of this fatal Chicago pedestrian crash.

Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Chicago

Chicago is home to about three million residents and is the third most populous area in the United States. Naturally, it is expected that there are also a substantial number of pedestrians in and around the city on a daily basis. With this comes the possibility of a serious crash involving these pedestrians. According to statistics, pedestrian accident deaths account for about half of all traffic fatalities reported in Chicago. The number of pedestrian crash deaths generally ranges between 30 and 40. In addition to fatal accidents, many other pedestrians will be seriously injured when they are struck by a vehicle.

Both drivers and pedestrians can take important steps to ensure safety. Pedestrians should be aware of their surroundings at all times. If possible, a pedestrian should avoid walking at night or in poorly-lit areas where they are less likely to be visible to drivers. A driver should always use care and caution, especially when traveling in areas where pedestrians are known to frequent, including schools and busy shopping centers.

When you or a loved one have been affected by a Chicago pedestrian accident, you need a tough attorney who will seek the facts of your case and help you get the compensation that you deserve. Pedestrian accident cases can present difficult questions of who was at fault for the accident. The driver may try to say that they did everything they could to avoid hitting a pedestrian. It is often necessary to have an expert accident reconstruction in order to determine exactly what happened in the moments leading up to the crash.

Here at D&W Law Group, our Chicagoland pedestrian accident attorneys can help in this situation. We will take care to ensure that your case is handled with the skill and experience that it deserves. We know that a pedestrian crash is a life-changing event and that a positive outcome is essential to your future.

We are standing by to take your call at any time. To schedule your free appointment with one of our lawyers, please give us a call at 312-888-8888.

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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