Lake Co, IL (January 29, 2020) – Two people were severely injured after being hit by a vehicle on Monday, January 27th, in unincorporated Lake Villa, Illinois. At around 7:40 p.m., authorities responded to the scene of the accident near the intersection of North Wildwood Drive and West Engle Drive. Two victims were found at the scene, a 45-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman, with severe injuries.
Initial reports revealed that the 19-year-old driver of a 2013 Mercedes-Benz C300 was traveling east on Engle Drive when he struck both of the pedestrians. The woman suffered broken bones while the man suffered head trauma and other internal injuries. Both were transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Illinois for treatment.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Illinois
When a car hits a pedestrian, the pedestrian will nearly always suffer more severe injuries than those inside the vehicle. Each year, nearly 70,000 people are injured across the country in pedestrian accidents. There were 3,130 pedestrian crashes reported in Illinois in 2009.
The resulting injuries are often life-threatening. Victims often have to deal with long-lasting damages associated with the crash. Injured parties should consult with a qualified Illinois pedestrian injury lawyer to seek legal compensation.
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