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Serious injuries lead to death of Illinois teen pedestrian

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Pedestrian Accidents on Tuesday, August 27, 2013.

Though is it often not a conscious awareness, there are dangers and risks of accidents all around. Simple tasks such as walking home from a store could result in serious injuries if an accident involving a vehicle and pedestrian occurs. People may not wish to think about such possibilities as they do their daily activities, but after an accident occurs, it may be all the victim or family members think about for some time as they contemplate how to move forward.

A recent high school graduate was killed in Illinois after being struck by a vehicle. She was reportedly walking home from work when she was hit by a car, though specific details concerning the accident were not readily available. It was reported, however, that she sustained serious injuries and was transported to an area hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.

The driver of the vehicle was reported as not sustaining any serious injuries as a result of the accident, and he did not have passengers in his vehicle at the time. There have been no reports as to what — if any — charges the driver may be facing in connection with the incident. Authorities are continuing to investigate, and more information could possibly be available at a later time.

The family remembers their loved one as a charismatic “do-gooder” who had ambitious plans for the future before her serious injuries. They are undoubtedly feeling immense loss over the death of the young girl, and the task of arranging her funeral could add more stress to the already significant dismay they are possibly feeling. The family has requested that donations be made to certain organizations instead of flowers. They may also wish to pursue a wrongful death claim against the driver deemed at fault in order to gain monetary compensation for their expenses, pain and suffer and other damages Illinois law permits.

Source: Northwest Herald, Dundee–Crown graduate killed in Lake in the Hills pedestrian crash, Lawrence Synett, Aug. 20, 2013

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