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Chicago man files wrongful death suit in wife's fatal hit-and-run

Last month, a woman was killed as she rode her bicycle in Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood. According to an article in the Chicago Tribune, her husband is reportedly filing a $250,000 civil suit for her wrongful death.

In an alleged hit and run accident, the bicyclist was struck by a van whose operator drove away without stopping. She passed away approximately 30 minutes later, according to police officials. Witnesses at the scene copied down the van's license plate number, and police arrested the driver two hours later at his home, just around the corner from the accident.

According to prosecutors, the van was registered to the driver's employer, who did not return a message left by the Tribune. The driver was reportedly on his way to Home Depot when he struck the bicyclist. The wrongful death lawsuit names both the driver of the van, the company for which he works and the owner of the business.

The Chicago Tribune reports the accident occurred in the 2900 block of Bridgeport community's South Poplar Avenue. The report also stated that a Cook County judge set a $200,000 bail for the van driver along with ordering him to give up his passport if he should make bond. Records indicate the driver will appear next month in criminal court.

Anytime a traffic accident, a medical error or any other preventable tragedy takes the life of a loved one, filing a wrongful death claim may be a possibility. Not only does a successful case provide some measure of recompense, it teaches the public that our citizens will not tolerate preventable deaths. Nothing can replace a loved one, but taking legal action is just one step in the process of moving forward.

Source: Chicago Tribune, "Husband of Chicago bicyclist fatally struck files lawsuit," Mitch Smith, June 26, 2014

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