Walking along Illinois roads may prove to be extremely dangerous. The parents of a teenager who was only 16 years old have to face a future without their son after a tragic hit-and-run car accident on a recent Tuesday evening. While it is not uncommon for hit-and-run drivers to remain unknown for long periods, the efficiency of authorities in this case saw the alleged perpetrator behind bars in no time.
It was reported that three teenagers were walking along Edwardsville Road in Granite City when a car came up from behind and smashed into two of them. The driver apparently failed to stop at the accident scene and continued on his way. The one teen suffered injuries to his leg, but his friend who was by his side was killed on impact.