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3 Illinois pedestrians injured in a hit-and-run accident

When one chooses to get behind the wheel of a car and drive, one must pay full attention to the road, including any objects or persons near the road. Sometimes, if one is not paying full attention, pedestrians can seemingly come out of nowhere and in front of one's car, resulting in potential injuries. However, in the case of three Illinois pedestrians, being anywhere near the road, such as sitting on the curb, can be dangerous for pedestrians. The three pedestrians were injured in a hit-and-run accident when a man hit them with his vehicle and left the scene.

Three pedestrians were sitting on the curb of South Illinois Avenue at around 2:40 a.m. The man, driving a blue Chevrolet Tahoe, ran into the pedestrians' legs and hit them with the passenger's side tires. Illinois police officers were on foot patrol in the area, and they claim that they saw the hit-and-run accident actually take place.

The driver fled the scene and headed north, but police eventually caught up to him and arrested him. He was charged with failure to exercise due care as well as leaving the scene of a personal injury crash. The three pedestrians were each taken to an area hospital and treated for their injuries.

It is not stated whether alcohol was a factor in the crash, but the investigation is still underway. While the driver will most likely be facing criminal charges, it is also possible that the three pedestrians may want to file Illinois personal injury claims against the driver. If successful, these claims could compensate each of the pedestrians for being injured in a hit-and-run accident.

Source:, Worker killed in hit-and-run crash in Rockford, Georgette Braun, Sept. 11, 2013

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