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A 66 year old unidentified Chicago man was hit and injured by a car last week in Vernon Hills, Illinois as he was walking on Butterfield Road near its intersection with Creekside Drive in the evening hours of January 30th, according to the Lake County News-Sun. The driver of the northbound motor vehicle fled the accident scene. The victim of the Vernon Hills pedestrian hit & run accident was taken to Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Illinois where he was listed in serious but stable condition.
Police are looking for witnesses to the hit and run accident. Anyone who who has information regarding the accident being asked to call the Vernon Hills Police Department’s crime prevention office at (847) 247-4888.
From a Lake County, Illinois personal injury lawyer’s view, it is unlikely that the hit & run driver will be caught. If that is the case, the injured Chicago area pedestrian can make a hit and run / uninsured motorist claim (UM Claim) against his own auto insurance policy. In a UM claim, the pedestrian’s own insurance carrier will step into the shoes of the hit & run driver and pay the victim on the claim.