Willowick, OH – Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Vehicle on Lakeshore Blvd

Willowick, OH – Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Vehicle on Lakeshore Blvd

Willowick, OH (December 13, 2023) – A male pedestrian lost his life as a result of a fatal accident that occurred on Monday evening in Willowick. The Willowick Police Department and firefighters were called to the scene of the accident at around 7:00 p.m. on December 11.

According to reports provided by the police, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the area of Lakeshore Boulevard and Vine Street during the evening hours. The victim, identified as a 66-year-old male, was walking to the Shoregate Towers, where he lived, when he was struck by a vehicle. The man was severely hurt in the crash. He was rushed to UH Lake West Medical Center for emergency care. The police in Willowick confirmed that the pedestrian passed away after arriving. The victim was identified as Gary Prekel. At this time, the pedestrian crash is being investigated.

Our sympathies go out to the family of Gary Prekel at this time.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Ohio

According to statistics, in 2022, more than 7,400 pedestrians died in accidents in the United States. This represents a 12 percent increase since 2020 and a 55 percent increase over the past ten years. The majority of these accidents happen right here in Ohio, unfortunately.

It can be incredibly challenging to deal with the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one. Regrettably, it is nearly impossible for families to prepare for the impact that a fatal collision will have on your life. Many families are forced to endure overwhelming psychological and emotional consequences. In many cases, families are also left to deal with significant financial burdens related to funeral costs, medical care costs, and more.

In Ohio, families can pursue wrongful death claims against the responsible parties in cases of fatal collisions. This course of action can provide financial support for expenses such as burial and funeral costs, lost earning potential, and other losses and damages. Seeking assistance from a Willowick wrongful death lawyer ensures that your family’s rights are safeguarded, and justice is served. Your attorney will navigate the legal process with you and fight for rightful compensation on your behalf.

Our commitment and dedication at Joseph Law Group to delivering top-notch legal services has garnered the trust of numerous individuals who have suffered injury and loss in Ohio. As seasoned personal injury lawyers, we recognize that our clients are more than mere case numbers. For this reason, we strive to enhance their well-being by advocating for the compensation they are entitled to. With a committed team equipped with extensive experience, resources, and tools, our firm is prepared to represent those who may feel voiceless and take assertive action in pursuing justice on their behalf. If you have lost a loved one in an accident caused by another party’s negligence, reach out to Joseph Law Group for a complimentary consultation at 216-522-1600. Our team is available to meet with you at your earliest convenience to commence proceedings.

Note: Our writers use outside sources when writing these posts.  These outside sources include but are not limited to news outlet reports, local and state police accident reports, social media posts, eyewitness accounts, and other sources about accidents that take place in and around the Greater Cleveland area. We do not independently verify the facts surrounding this injury accident. If there is something inaccurate in our story, please notify us immediately so that we can correct the post as soon as possible. We will remove a story if requested.  

Disclaimer: Our team of attorneys at Joseph Law Group has been helping injured victims and their families throughout the state of Ohio for decades. We hope that these posts will be a reminder to our community members to use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle to avoid and prevent being involved in a serious accident that results in injury. This is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene.


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