Eldorado, IL (June 20, 2020) – A nine-year-old Eldorado boy was injured after being struck by a vehicle on Thursday, June 18th. The boy was reportedly traveling west on a bike path, riding a scooter, when he was hit. According to reports from authorities, the driver of the vehicle ran a stop sign at the time of the accident.
The boy was airlifted to a hospital for the treatment of serious injuries. The driver who struck the boy was later identified as Kyle B. Myers, 31, of Eldorado. Myers refused medical help after the collision.
Local authorities are currently investigating the crash.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Pedestrian Crashes in Illinois
Each year, more than 137,000 pedestrians suffer from severe injuries after a car accident. There were nearly 5,977 pedestrians killed in collisions in 2017 across the country. That is an average of one death every 88 minutes.
Pedestrians and cyclists have to share the roadways with other motor vehicles. Sadly, too many drivers fail to pay attention to areas like crosswalks, causing serious pedestrian accidents. In many cases, drivers ignore or refuse to respect when pedestrians have the right of way.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, our Chicago pedestrian accident attorneys have more than a century of combined experience fighting for the rights of crash victims in Illinois. We have successfully represented clients seriously injured as a result of negligent or reckless motorists. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 to see what we can do for your case.
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