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Rolling Meadows, IL – Woman, Dog Killed in Pedestrian Accident on Kirchoff Rd

Rolling Meadows, IL - Woman, Dog Killed in Pedestrian Accident on Kirchoff Rd

Rolling Meadows, IL (December 12, 2022) – According to authorities, a motorist struck a woman and her dog as they were walking in Rolling Meadows on Friday afternoon.

The collision occurred at around 4:45 p.m. in the 2100 block of Kirchoff Road. According to a news statement from the Rolling Meadows Police Department, the woman was transferred to Northwest Community Hospital, where she eventually died.

Meanwhile, a Good Samaritan brought the dog to a nearby veterinary hospital, where it also died.

Per officials, the 45-year-old female driver from Arlington Heights and her teenage passenger was not wounded.

Police and the Major Crimes Assistance Team’s Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team are currently investigating the cause of the accident and have not provided any other information at this time.

Our sincere condolences go out to the family and loved ones of the deceased victim.

Pedestrian Accident Fatalities in Chicagoland

Despite a general drop in other forms of motor vehicle accidents, pedestrian deaths in the United States have increased by around 36% in recent years. Illinois is home to many of the United States’ most populated and walkable cities, including Chicago and Springfield. While traversing the congested sidewalks and roads, pedestrians in these locations suffer a greater danger of death or serious injury than autos.

Sadly, Cook County has the greatest incidence of pedestrian deaths among all Illinois counties. In Cook County, at least 120 pedestrian fatalities have already occurred this year, the highest amount in at least five years.

Victims of a devastating disaster may feel helpless in the face of their continuous physical pain, severe emotional anguish, and/or substantial financial commitments. These folks die away all too often, leaving behind heartbroken family members and a mountain of medical expenses.

Pursuing a claim for damages may be possible if a pedestrian accident results in injury or death. After talking with a Chicago vehicle accident lawyer, you may be eligible for fair monetary compensation.

The Illinois Wrongful Death Act permits victims of traffic accidents resulting from another driver’s carelessness or recklessness to pursue a claim. The victim or their family may get monetary compensation after a successful court action.

In the case that such a tragedy happens in Illinois, family members should immediately seek a lawyer. D&W Law Group will fight for your proper compensation if you or a loved one have suffered an avoidable injury or death.

Our staff thinks that victims’ families should never bear the financial weight of an irresponsible driver’s conduct on the road. Our legal team will assign you a single point of contact who will manage all aspects of the accident claim filing process.

To book a no-cost first consultation with D&W Law Group, call 312-888-8888. If you or a loved one were injured in Chicago, our legal team will quickly investigate the situation and fight to protect your rights. If you wish to get the fair treatment and compensation you are entitled to, you must contact us promptly.

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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