Chicago, IL (April 17, 2024) – On Monday, just outside Fenger High School, Chicago Police Department officers responded to the scene of a hit-and-run that left a student severely injured.

The collision occurred just as students were dismissed from class for the day. The 15-year-old boy was struck by the driver of a black Chevrolet Monte Carlo while crossing the street near 112th Street and Wallace Street, according to investigators. The driver fled the scene without stopping to administer assistance. As of now, the victim’s condition at Comer Children’s Hospital is critical. CPD officers continue to investigate in the meantime, though no further details have been released.

Our thoughts are extended to the injured victim and his family members.

Pedestrian Accidents in Chicago

Tens of thousands of victims are injured in pedestrian accidents across the nation, and Chicagoland sees an alarming number of these incidents. Moreover, the escalating incidence of fatalities and severe injuries resulting from pedestrian accidents nationwide and throughout Illinois is alarming. However, those who were hit and injured by a negligent driver may be entitled to a number of legal remedies.

At Ankin Law, our pedestrian accident attorneys can assist you in obtaining compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional distress. Over several decades, our Chicago-area pedestrian accident lawyers have successfully obtained compensation for local clients. In fact, we have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in jury verdicts and settlements as one of the largest personal injury law firms in Illinois.

To assist you in winning your case, our team combines the expertise, experience, and knowledge of more than eighty personal injury lawyers, pedestrian accident attorneys, and support staff. When you work with our lawyers, you will have access to premier medical professionals, collision investigators, and accident reconstructionists on our side, all of whom can assist you in establishing fault and securing just recompense for your injuries. Please contact our pedestrian accident lawyers in Chicago at 844-600-0000 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your options moving forward.

Note: We use outside sources such as news reports, police reports, social media platforms, and first-hand or eyewitness accounts about accidents that happen throughout the state of Illinois. We have not verified any of the facts surrounding this particular accident. Please contact Ankin Law, LLC, if you locate any incorrect information in our post. We will correct it immediately or remove a post if requested.

Disclaimer: This post is not intended as a solicitation for business. It’s vital to understand that these posts do not offer legal advice or create an attorney-client relationship. Legal outcomes can differ based on individual circumstances. For personalized legal guidance, please reach out directly to Ankin Law, LLC. The featured image used in this post was not taken at this accident scene.