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Chicago, IL – Jaime Carrasco Identified in Dan Ryan Fwy Wreck

Chicago, IL (March 21, 2024) – Illinois State Police said that one person was killed on the Dan Ryan Freeway following an early-morning crash, and authorities have since identified the victim.

Around 4:20 a.m. on Monday, a pedestrian was hit and killed on I-94 in the Fuller Park area between Dan Ryan and 47th Street. According to state police, the pedestrian was hit by an unidentified car that was traveling southward and did not stop. The Cook County Medical Examiner confirmed the victim’s identity as 39-year-old Jaime Carrasco. His age was 39 years. At the scene, Carrasco was declared deceased, but ISP is looking for the motorist involved in the hit-and-run accident.

We offer our sincere condolences to Jaime Carrasco’s loved ones.

Pedestrian Accidents in Chicago

Despite the fact that Chicago is one of the few truly walkable metropolises in our country, pedestrians continue to encounter danger on its thoroughfares. Local authorities estimate that the number of pedestrian fatalities in traffic collisions over the past year may have peaked at its highest level in half a century, based on preliminary data.

A total of nearly 200 pedestrians died in recent vehicle collisions, representing an increase of more than 20% compared to the previous year. Notably, 40% of fatal pedestrian collisions were caused by hit-and-runs, while 80% of severe and fatal pedestrian incidents transpired in Chicago alone, in close proximity to an intersection of 125 feet or less. Of course, it is critical that victims obtain immediate legal counsel from a Chicago pedestrian accident attorney if they or a member of their family has been injured in a collision.

The Romaker Law Firm’s staff is prepared to advocate for justice on behalf of you and your family after a pedestrian collision. Insurance companies will attempt to minimize the amount of money you are owed by capitalizing on your crash. Fortunately, you can schedule a free consultation with our Chicago-area auto accident attorneys at the Romaker Law Firm today. We have assisted Illinois state citizens and Chicago residents in obtaining the just compensation they require to cover their losses following a collision for over two decades.

Contact our car accident lawyer in Chicago at 312-377-7000 to learn how to move forward with your life after a major accident.

Note: Our team of writers relies on secondary sources such as local news reports, police reports, social media platform posts, and eyewitness accounts about accidents in and around Chicago. It's important to note that our firm hasn't independently verified the details of this specific incident. Therefore, if you find anything inaccurate in our post, please contact The Romaker Law Firm so we can correct it right away. We will remove a post if requested.

Disclaimer: If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, seek medical attention immediately. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The content herein is not meant to serve as legal or medical advice. Additionally, the photograph accompanying this post is unrelated to the described accident scene.

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