Fatal Chicago pedestrian accident – police searching for hit-and-run driver

A deadly Illinois pedestrian accident has left one person dead and police searching for the driver that fled the scene, according to the Chicago Breaking News Center. The accident occurred Saturday morning in Gage Park, according to police.

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were called to the 5200 block of S. Western Ave. just after 3:30 AM. There they found the pedestrian victim, a 21-year-old resident of the 6300 block of S. Kostner Avenue, lying on the ground. Police believe he been struck by a car behind the collision threw him into the air, landing on a parked car and then coming to rest on the ground.

The victim was rushed to Cook County Hospital and was pronounced dead less than an hour later.

Chicago police are looking for a green vehicle with possible headlight damage. The vehicle may also have damage on the front and right side, according to a police spokesperson.

The Chicago Police Department’s major accidents investigation unit is handling the investigation. Anyone with information should immediately contact the team at 312-745-4521.

In a case like this, our condolences go out to the victim and his family. As far as a civil case is concerned, the chances of catching the driver and that driver having valid insurance is very remote. Typically, once a Chicago personal injury lawyer gets involved in the case, they will explore the option of setting up a hit and run / uninsured motorist claim against the pedestrian victim’s own auto insurance policy. Click here to read more about Chicago hit-and-run claims and Illinois uninsured motorist cases.

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