A Chicago woman has been arrested due to her alleged involvement in an Illinois pedestrian accident that seriously injured two women crossing the street at State and Monroe in the Loop back on February 8, 2011, according to the Chicago Breaking News Center. As Chicago pedestrian accident attorneys from our office previously reported, the victims were hit by a southbound SUV as they were crossing the intersection with a walk sign.
The vehicle was described as a Mitsubishi Montero which reportedly ran a red light and was speeding. After the crash the SUV fled the scene.
The Chicago Tribune reported after the accident that one victim, a 53-year-old woman, sustained a pelvic fracture and a large laceration on her leg, and that the other pedestrian, age 70, incurred broken ribs and a fractured collarbone.
The defendant, a 40-year-old south side woman, has been charged with leaving the scene and other offenses. She was stopped by police for an unrelated crime and was identified as a suspect in the hit and run pedestrian accident.
It has not been reported if an Illinois pedestrian accident lawyer is involved in the case at this time.