Stephen Kennedy Lake Forest: Stephen Kennedy Killed In Lake Forest Hit-And-Run Car Accident Along North Mayflower Road and Rosemary Road
LAKE FOREST, ILLINOIS (November 20, 2020) – A 62-year-old man has tragically died in a hit-and-run car accident on North Mayflower Road and Rosemary Road.
Illinois Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 10:47 a.m. on Thursday. For reasons that remain under investigation a white pickup truck struck Stephen Kennedy and then fled the scene.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the accident in order to help the victim. Despite life-saving measures Stephen Kennedy died as a result of his injuries.
An investigation into the cause of the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Lake Forest Hit-And-Run Car Accidents
It is illegal to flee the scene of a car accident that results in bodily injury or death. According to CVC 20001, “The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to a person, other than himself or herself, or in the death of a person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident and shall fulfill the requirements of Sections 20003 and 20004.” There are a number of reasons that pedestrian accidents occur including:
- Driver intoxication
- Driver fatigue
- Prescription drug use
The family of any victim that died in a car accident may be able to seek justice through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Even if the at-fault driver does not have insurance victims may be able to seek justice through Prop 213. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Lake Forest Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Stephen Kennedy. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to police as they continue their investigation. The driver responsible for this accident should do the right thing and turn themselves into police.
Have you or someone that you care about been involved in a car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.