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According to the Chicago Tribune, “A man’s body found in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal on Monday belonged to a 23-year-old man who had been involved in a single car accident that killed another man over the weekend, officials said.”

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy which concluded that the man, Marcus Durdin died as a result of multiple injuries caused by an automobile accident. His body was found on the Southwest side on Monday morning around 11:30, according to police.

The hit and run accident occurred over the weekend when Durdin’s white Ford Taurus crashed into a bridge and flipped over, killing 33 year old Pipers Wells. The car was travelling at speeds of up to 100 mph before veering off the side of the road and crashing into the bridge. Witnesses told police at the time that they saw someone fleeing the scene, who is now believed to be Marcus Durdin.

Chicago car accident attorneys
are very familiar with Chicago car accidents where drivers leave the scene. There are many reasons for drivers to flee the scene of accidents, including:

  • Driving with a suspended, invalid or no license
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Prior record
  • Underage driving
  • Outstanding warrants or judgements
  • Fear of repercussions
  • Confusion or disorientation caused by injuries from crash

It has not been reported that any of the above were factors in this particular crash.

If you or a loved one have been involved in a Chicago car accident, especially if it was one where the driver fled the scene of the accident, you should contact a Chicago car accident attorney right away. The sooner you contact a Chicago car accident attorney, the sooner a team of professionals can work on gathering the necessary facts and information pertinent to your case.

Do not waste precious time wondering whether to contact a Chicago car accident attorney for your Chicago car accident case. We can likely help you receive compensation for damage to your vehicle, medical expenses, pain and suffering and more.

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