If you've ever been hurt in a crash or lost a loved one to a fatal injury, you know that you can be overwhelmed at the time of a tragedy. Despite this, it's important to seek the compensation and justice you deserve for your family member's wrongful death. If someone caused your loved one's death, he or she should be the person covering your costs and damages.
The police are still trying to determine who exactly is at fault in this situation, but it seems pretty clear from recent reports. A recent pedestrian accident in Edgewater, Illinois, left one man dead and his fiance standing just feet away at the time of the crash. The pedestrian, a 71-year-old man, was killed after he was pinned between two vehicles. One witness claimed his legs were slightly severed, but the man was pinned badly and difficult to reach to provide help.
According to the article, several people saw the accident as it took place including the man's fiance. The crash reportedly involved three cars and a CTA bus. The witnesses said that one of the cars had been trying to pass the bus when it stuck two parked vehicles. One of those cars then struck the bus. It's not clear which of the vehicles pinned the pedestrian, but the CTA spokeswoman claimed the bus did not make contact with the pedestrians.
Several people were injured. Chicago fire officials reported that four ambulances were called to the scene. One person had to be taken to the hospital in critical condition. Three others were taken to the hospital in fair condition. Another five people refused treatment at the scene. The pedestrian who was struck unfortunately died at the scene.
Source: NBC Chicago, "Victim's Fiance Describes Fatal Edgewater Crash" Natalie Martinez and Susan Carlson, Jul. 30, 2014