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Pedestrian accidents: Illinois woman killed while walking

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Pedestrian Accidents on Tuesday, July 26, 2016.

It is not unusual for individuals to enjoy going for walks. This action may be used as a form of exercise, enjoyment or even as a means to get from one destination to another. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents could occur, and a series of unexpected events could lead to individuals being seriously or fatally injured.

Such an incident recently took place in Illinois after a car accident involving two vehicles ended up affecting a pedestrian. Reports stated that a car and an SUV were involved in a crash after one of the vehicles turned into the path of the other. The collision caused one of the vehicles to travel off the road, and as a result, that a vehicle hit a woman who was walking nearby.

The pedestrian was reported as being 58 years old, and she suffered skull fractures and internal injuries that proved fatal. It was unclear if the individuals in the vehicles had been injured, and it was also not mentioned which driver may have been at fault. Authorities were continuing to investigate at the time of the report, and charges had not been filed.

Pedestrian accidents can often leave families reeling, and the surviving loved ones of this victim may have much difficulty to contend with in the near future. Emotional turmoil as well as expenses relating to funeral arrangements may cause them undue hardships, and as a result, they may wish to seek compensation from the driver considered at fault for the incident. Filing a wrongful death claim against that party could allow them to seek reparations for damages permitted under Illinois law.

Source: Chicago Tribune, “Family mourns pedestrian killed after vehicles collide in Gurnee“, Frank S. Abderholden and Jim Newton, July 21, 2016

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