Glen Carbon, IL (January 10, 2020) – A man was hospitalized after being hit by a car on Tuesday, January 7th. The crash occurred on the 4200 block of IL-159 at 8:20 p.m. First responders found the injured pedestrian, a 31-year-old man, at the scene.
The injured victim was transported to Anderson Hospital in Maryville, Illinois and then airlifted to Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Illinois. The driver who hit the man was later found and questioned by authorities. No identities have been released at this time.
Local authorities are conducting an investigation into the cause of the accident. More details will be released as the investigation continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Illinois Pedestrian Crashes
It can be dangerous to be a pedestrian in Illinois. Many drivers fail to pay attention to pedestrians leaving and entering roadways. This leaves pedestrians extremely vulnerable, especially in the event of a serious collision.
Across the country, a pedestrian is killed nearly every 88 minutes. This comes out to as many as 16 each day. Injured pedestrians should consult with an Illinois pedestrian injury lawyer to discuss the possibility of compensation.
When you’re injured as a pedestrian, you have a strong chance of recovering damages. The team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. can help you construct a strong case that ensures your right to compensation is protected. Contact us today at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case.
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