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Chicago pedestrian accident injures good Samaritan on expressway

A good Samaritan has been injured in a Chicago pedestrian accident on the Stevenson Expressway, according to WGN news. The incident occurred around 12:45 AM on Friday at Interstate 55 and Damon Ave.

The good Samaritan was Daniel Vasquez, 28, who was scheduled to graduate from the Chicago Police Academy next month. He was heading home from work when he saw that a vehicle had just crashed and he stopped to assist. When he got out of his car he was struck by another vehicle.

He reportedly sustained serious head injuries and was rushed to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. At the ER it was discovered that he suffered internal bleeding in his brain and had to be sedated.

The 26-year-old motorist that struck the pedestrian was issued citations by the Illinois State Police for failing to yield to a pedestrian, improper lane usage, driving without a license, and failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident. NBC news is reporting that the at fault driver told police he had fallen asleep at the wheel.

Click here to read the story as reported by ABC news.