Man Killed In West Chatham, Chicago Hit-And-Run Car Accident on South Lafayette Avenue
Wrongful Death - January 5, 2023
Man Died In West Chatham, Chicago Hit-And-Run Collision on the 7900-block of South Lafayette Avenue
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (January 4, 2022) – A man has tragically died in a West Chatham, Chicago hit-and-run car accident while crossing in the 7900-block of South Lafayette Avenue.
Cook County officials are saying that the collision took place around 10:10 p.m. on Monday night. A man was trying to cross the road when he was hit by a Dodge Durango.
Four or five suspects exited the vehicle after the crash and ran away. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim.
Sadly, the male pedestrian died due to this injuries. Police are seeking information on the suspects that fled the scene.
Liability For Chicago Hit-And-Run Collisions
Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured every year in hit-and-run collisions. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, “There were an estimated 737,100 hit-and-run crashes in 2015 (NHTSA, 2016). This translates to a hit-and-run crash happening somewhere in the U.S. every 43 seconds. The 2,049 fatalities that resulted from hit-and-run crashes in 2016 were the highest number ever recorded (NHTSA, 2017).” There are a number of factors that could contribute to a hit-and-run collision.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
It is illegal to flee the scene of any collision that results in bodily injury or death. Many drivers are afraid of going to jail so they try to evade responsibility by fleeing. It can be hard to know where to begin after any hit-and-run collision. However, accident victims do have rights. The family of any person that is killed due to the negligence of another driver may be able to seek some measure of justice through a wrongful death claim.
Investigating A Chicago Hit-And-Run Collision
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our deepest condolences to the family of the man that died in this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. The driver responsible for this crash should do the right thing and turn themself in. It is never too late to do the right thing.
Do you need more information about a West Chatham hit-and-run collision? Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that negligent drivers are held to account for their actions. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.