In Harvey, Illinois a fourteen year old girl was struck in a crosswalk last week at the intersection of 159th Street and Wood. She sustained leg and neck injuries. She was taken by ambulance to Ingalls Memorial Hospital, and she is now following up with a medical doctor in Chicago.
Witnesses at the scene are reporting the at fault driver did not realize she hit anyone, that she appeared to be intoxicated, and further that she failed a preliminary breath test that was administered at the scene by police officers. It is not yet known what tickets were issued to the driver for her role in the Chicago area car vs. pedestrian accident.
The parents of the injured teen have retained Abels & Annes, P.C. to pursue a personal injury claim against the at fault driver.
These comments were posted by Abels & Annes, P.C., a personal injury law firm that represents clients throughout the Chicago area and the entire State of Illinois in pedestrian accidents and accidents involving children and minors. Many of our injury cases come from Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County, McHenry County, Kane County, and Will County, as well as nearby towns and neighborhoods such as Hyde Park, Bridgeport, Bucktown, Oak Lawn, Lombard, Naperville, Aurora, Tinley Park, Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg, North Chicago and Gurnee.
Chicago accident lawyers from our firm handle all kinds of injuries resulting from Illinois pedestrian accident cases, including broken bones, severe lacerations that result in scarring, back and neck injuries, and burn injuries. They also handle Chicago, Illinois wrongful death cases for families who have lost loved ones because another person was negligent and caused a deadly pedestrian auto accident.