SUV driver arrested for reckless homicide in Chicago pedestrian accident

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Chicago police are investigating an accident that left a woman dead and several people injured. The Chevrolet Equinox SUV driver fatally struck a female pedestrian while speeding away from officers during a traffic stop in Englewood.
 
According to Cook County prosecutors, the man said he fled because he was out on bond in a 2017 attempted murder case. The man was identified as 20-year-old Isaac Wade.
 
Wade was allegedly driving 80 mph while on a video call with his girlfriend when he ran a red light at 74th Street and Racine Avenue, hitting a Jeep. He lost control of his SUV and struck 43-year-old Lakisel Thomas, who died after suffering a broken neck and other injuries. Occupants of the Jeep also sustained injuries in the crash.
 
Wade was arrested and charged with misdemeanor driving without a license and felony reckless homicide with a motor vehicle. He was also cited for operating an uninsured vehicle and failing to display a state registration. Authorities said Wade allegedly had a gun in the SUV.
 
A judge at Wade’s bond hearing stated that “a vehicle is a weapon” when a motorist is driving too fast and not safely for conditions. Many pedestrian accidents in Chicago occur due to driver negligence. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit to obtain damages. When a loved one is killed in a pedestrian accident, filing a wrongful death claim is an option.
 
Contact the experienced and compassionate Chicago pedestrian accident attorneys at Briskman Briskman & Greenberg to learn more. We offer free initial consultations.

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