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Chicago, IL – Nikolas Hutto Hit & Killed in DUI Wreck on Stevenson Expy

Chicago, IL (April 10, 2024) – A man who was changing a tire on the Stevenson Expressway over the weekend was killed in a collision, and police have since identified the victim and arrested a 40-year-old woman from Chicago who was accused of driving under the influence in connection with the crash.

Nikolas Hutto, a 28-year-old from Tinley Park, was replacing a tire on Stevenson Expressway after hitting a pothole while driving home. At that time, the suspect driver’s Dodge truck ran off the road and into the right shoulder, striking a Hyundai and two pedestrians, including Hutto. The suspect has been charged with both aggravated DUI involving death and aggravated DUI involving substantial bodily injury, Illinois State Police said on Wednesday. Following the collision, the other pedestrian was seriously hurt, though their current condition is not known.

We offer our sincere condolences to Nikolas Hutto’s loved ones. Our thoughts are with the injured victim in hopes of their full recovery.

Pedestrian Accidents in Chicago

Although Chicago is one of our country’s few truly walkable metropolises, pedestrians continue to encounter danger on its thoroughfares. Based on preliminary data, 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.

A total of nearly 200 pedestrians died in recent vehicle collisions, representing an increase of more than 20% compared to the previous year. Moreover, at least 80% of severe and fatal pedestrian incidents took place in Chicago alone, in close proximity to an intersection of 125 feet or less. Of course, victims must obtain immediate legal counsel from a Chicago pedestrian accident attorney if they or a family member has been injured in a collision.

The Romaker Law Firm’s staff is prepared to advocate for justice for 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 need to cover their losses and damages following a wreck. Contact our Chicago pedestrian accident lawyers at 312-377-7000 to learn how to move forward with your life after a major crash.

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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