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Police investigate possible Chicago area hit-and-run pedestrian accident

The Northwest Herald is reporting that the Cary Police Department is looking into an Illinois hit-and-run accident that hurt a 20-year-old Cary resident on Saturday morning. The victim was found around 4:15 AM lying in a parking lot near Walgreens at 500 Northwest Highway in Cary, Illinois.

Police went to the store after receiving a call about a fight. There, they found the victim in the parking lot who appeared to have been hit by a car. He was alert but could not move due to injuries he sustained.

Cary Fire Department emergency technicians help the victim in the parking lot and then took him by ambulance to the firehouse at 400 Cary-Algonquin Road. He was then flown by helicopter to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

Police are reportedly still investigating, and they believe they found the car that was involved in the incident. Criminal charges are expected to be filed.

The extent of the pedestrians injuries has not been reported.

As far as a civil claim is concerned, in most hit-and-run accidents the at fault driver is never caught. And when he or she is caught, the vehicle involved is usually uninsured.

When the victim gets a Chicago pedestrian accident lawyer involved in the case, that attorney will investigate whether the offending driver was insured. If they were not insured, counsel will look to file a hit-and-run / underinsured motorist claim against the injured pedestrian’s own auto insurance policy.