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Lawsuit filed in connection with fatal hit-and-run Chicago car accident

An Illinois civil lawsuit has been filed in connection with a hit-and-run Chicago car accident last week that claimed the life of a toddler.

The child’s parents filed the lawsuit after the driver accused in the crash was released on bond, ABC7 News reported.

As reported last week on our Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer blog, the driver of a Toyota Camry allegedly sped away from one accident before he crashed into the car containing a young mother and her infant.

The Camry reportedly had its lights off when it slammed into her vehicle while turning left at Parker and Cicero avenues. In addition to her 13-month-old son, two friends ages 20 and 21 were also killed in the crash.

The Camry’s driver, a 55-year-old Skokie man, faces numerous charges, including negligent driving, leaving the scene of an accident and driving too fast for conditions.

“We just want him to pay for what he did. That’s it. He shouldn’t be out on the streets,” the child’s mother told ABC7.

Nobody was reported injured in the first collision, when the Camry rear-ended a Ford Expedition. But before authorities could be notified, the driver allegedly sped off and slammed into the victims’ Honda Civic.