Peru, IL (February 25, 2020) – A pedestrian in Peru, Illinois was left severely injured after being struck on Saturday night, February 22nd. The accident took place at the corner of 4th and Pike Streets at around 7 p.m. The injured victim was found lying in the road with critical injuries.
Authorities found a 2016 black Ford stopped near the site of the crash with a cracked windshield. Inside the vehicle, there were six juveniles. The injured pedestrian, a 62-year-old man, was taken to a trauma center in Peoria, Illinois for treatment.
The driver of the vehicle was cited for multiple charges, including injuring a pedestrian and having an unlawful number of passengers in the vehicle.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Illinois Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrians fill the streets of cities all across Illinois. Sadly, many drivers fail to pay attention to those traveling the roads on foot. Reckless and inattentive motorists will often fail to yield the right of way and cause serious accidents.
Illinois ranks ninth in the country concerning pedestrian deaths. In the first six months of 2018, there were 6,227 recorded pedestrian deaths. Injured victims should consult with a qualified Illinois personal injury lawyer to pursue possible compensation.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we have the resources to ensure you obtain the compensation you deserve. We can help you hold a reckless party liable for your injuries. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case.
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