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Hit-and-run crash causes one fatality in Illinois

Losing someone in an unexpected car accident is tragic enough, but when the accident victim is a young child, it can be especially traumatizing for parents and loved ones who have to bury their children. The loss of a young life brings with it the loss of the promise of the future and the aspirations parents had for their children. Instead of deciding which college a teenager goes to, loved ones have to decide how to finance a funeral.

These are perhaps the thoughts going through the mind of an Illinois family that lost their 15-year-old daughter in a hit-and-run accident near her school. According to police officials, the quiet and dedicated student was walking along the road when a 25-year-old man struck her with his vehicle and did not stop. He was apprehended several blocks away.

According to police, the driver was a suspect in a number of other hit-and-run crashes. Before the fatal car accident, the driver in question had struck two other vehicles in two separate incidents-he rear-ended one car and kept going to cross into oncoming traffic and sideswipe another vehicle. A police officer spotted the vehicle and began pursuing him around 8:00 on the morning in question.

Even though the police department has their own accident reconstructionists who are called to the scene of an accident, as in this incident, it is always beneficial for accident victims and their family members to have their own as well. They might also want to consider consulting an attorney experienced in personal injury cases to discuss their legal options as soon as possible so that valuable evidence is not lost.

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