Yorkville, IL (October 1, 2020) – A pedestrian was injured after being involved in a hit-and-run accident in the Yorkville area on Sunday, September 27.
The crash reportedly occurred near the intersection of IL-71 and IL-47 at around 12:20 a.m. that morning. An initial report revealed that the collision involved a newer model red Jeep Wrangler with a black top. The vehicle reportedly struck a pedestrian traveling southbound on IL-47.
Initial reports revealed that the Jeep continued eastbound on IL-71 following the accident. The injured pedestrian was transported to a nearby medical facility for the treatment of sustained injuries. The injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Hit-&-Run Accidents in Illinois
Since 2006, there have been an average of 682,000 hit-and-run crashes reported annually across the United States. Deadly hit-and-runs have reached an all-time high in recent years, with more people dying in hit-and-run accidents than ever. The vast majority of fatal hit-and-run cases involve pedestrians or cyclists who are more likely to suffer from severe injuries. Since 2009, fatal hit-and-runs have increased by an estimated 7.2% each year.
Pedestrians and cyclists have to share the roadways with other motor vehicles. It is the duty of all drivers to safely share the roads with pedestrians and yield the right of way when necessary. Sadly, too many drivers fail to pay attention to areas like crosswalks, and far too often, serious Illinois pedestrian accidents are the result. In many cases, drivers ignore or refuse to respect when pedestrians have the right of way, and the resulting injuries in the event of an accident can be catastrophic.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, our Illinois pedestrian accident attorneys have more than a century of combined experience fighting for the rights of crash victims in Illinois, and that means we know how to recover the compensation our clients deserve. We have successfully represented clients seriously injured as a result of negligent or reckless motorists, and we will fight diligently to make sure that the driver responsible is held liable for your damages. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 to see what we can do for your case by consulting with a qualified Illinois personal injury lawyer.
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