Oswego, IL (November 29, 2020) – A woman from Maywood, Illinois was injured in a hit-and-run collision in the Oswego area on Friday afternoon, November 27.
The site of the crash was reportedly located on US-30 near the Jewel Osco store. According to local reports, the 19-year-old woman was walking along the roadway when they were hit by an oncoming vehicle. The woman suffered injuries and was treated at the scene by responding paramedics.
The driver involved in the crash fled the scene without rendering aid to the injured party. No descriptions of the vehicle of the driver involved in the collision are available at this time. No further information on the crash has been provided.
Local law enforcement officials are currently investigating the incident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Hit-&-Run Accidents in Illinois
Hit-and-run accidents have reached an all-time high in recent years. In the United States, there were an estimated 737,100 hit-and-run crashes reported nationwide in 2015. That means a hit-and-run crash happened somewhere in the country every 43 seconds. There were 2,049 deadly hit-and-run collisions reported in 2016, the highest ever recorded figure in the United States. The majority of fatal hit-and-run crashes involve pedestrians and cyclists.
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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