In Chicago, Illinois a pedestrian being struck by a hit and run driver has been caught on tape, according to NBC News. The car vs. pedestrian accident happened May 14th at Kedzie and Montrose Avenue. The Chicago Police Department made the video public with the hope of catching the offender.
The victim, a 60 year old grandmother, was hit just after she pushed her 7 year old granddaughter out of harm’s way. She was seriously injured and is currently in a wheelchair. The child was not hurt.
The at fault driver was described to be in his 20s and was driving a white Chevy Trailblazer. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Chicago Police Department – Major Accident Investigation Unit at 312-745-4521.
If the driver is not caught by police, the victim can pursue an uninsured motorist claim against her own auto insurance policy to recover financially for her injuries. The fact that she was a pedestrian (and not driving) at the time of the accident will not bar insurance coverage.
Click here to view the accident video.