Shorewood, IL (July 6, 2024) – According to troopers with the Illinois State Police (ISP), a pedestrian was killed in a crash on Interstate 80 in the south suburbs on Friday morning, Illinois State Police said.

ISP said the multi-vehicle crash happened in the westbound lanes of I-80 westbound of Interstate 55 near Shorewood just after 7:00 a.m. A semi hit a car, which had already crashed in a lane, ISP said. The wreckage also appeared to involve multiple boats that were being towed. A pedestrian was fatally hit while standing outside of her vehicle. Police did not immediately provide further information about the crash, but the investigation into the crash remains ongoing. 

We extend our deepest condolences to the deceased woman’s family at this time.

Pedestrian Fatalities in Chicagoland

Tens of thousands of injuries are sustained nationally as a result of pedestrian accidents, with a concerning number of these incidents occurring in the state of Illinois and the greater Chicagoland area. If a negligent party, such as another driver, train conductor, transportation company, or manufacturer, strikes and injures or kills a victim, there may be a variety of legal remedies available.

At Ankin Law, our pedestrian accident attorneys can help you secure compensation to address emotional distress, lost wages, and medical expenses. Our pedestrian accident attorneys in the Chicago area have effectively obtained compensation for local clients for several decades. We have obtained hundreds of millions in jury verdicts and settlements as one of the largest personal injury law firms in Illinois.

Our team draws on the combined knowledge, experience, and expertise of over eighty personal injury lawyers, pedestrian accident attorneys, and support staff to help you prevail in your case. Our attorneys will provide you with access to top-tier medical professionals, collision investigators, and accident reconstructionists who can help you establish culpability and obtain fair compensation for your injuries. Don’t wait to reach out to our pedestrian accident lawyers in Shorewood at 844-600-0000 to learn more about your legal options at this frustrating time in your life.

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 incorrect information in our post. We will correct it immediately or remove a post if requested.

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