Bloomington, IL (June 27, 2020) – A Bloomington money was charged in connection with a hit-and-run crash that took place Thursday afternoon, June 25. The crash occurred at around 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of Madison Street and Oakland Avenue. A blue vehicle reportedly crashed into a black vehicle at the intersection, causing the blue vehicle to overturn.
The driver of the blue vehicle fled the scene on foot. The 22-year-old woman driving the black vehicle sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the crash and taken to Advocate BroMenn Hospital for treatment. The driver that fled was later found leaving an apartment and was identified as Destiney Bates, 27.
Bates was cited for multiple charges, including failure to obey a stop and sign driving under the influence. An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Illinois Hit-&-Run Accidents
Around 2,600 traffic fatalities each year are attributable to hit-and-run drivers. There are an estimated 682,000 hit-and-run collisions reported annually. A hit-and-run crash happens nearly every minute across the country.
Dealing with the aftermath of a serious car crash is a long and frustrating process. The financial impact of medical care, repair bills, and lost wages can be extremely disruptive to our lives. Sadly, when victims depend solely on insurance companies, they often feel even more alone and confused.
That’s why you need a qualified Illinois car crash attorney fighting for your rights. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients. Give us a call today at (312) 425-0401 to see what we can do for you.
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