Two Hit & Run Accidents Involving Injuries

Two recent hit & run accidents in Will County are featured in the November 16, 2015 Joliet Patch article titled “Cops Hunting Fugitive From Horrific Crash” and the November 16 Romeoville Patch article titled “Hit-and-Run Crash In Plainfield Leaves 1 Hospitalized.”

Both of these hit & run accidents resulted in accident injuries for those involved.  In the crash discussed in the Joliet Patch article, one man suffered “severe head injuries.”  In the crash summarized in the Romeoville Patch, accident injuries were not specified, but were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

Additional details regarding these two Will County hit & run crashes can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the two Patch stories mentioned above.

Fatal Hit & Run Accident In Rockdale, Illinois

There was a fatal Will County hit & run accident on Monday night (August 25, 2014) in Rockdale, Illinois.

An excerpt from the August 26, 2014 Romeoville Patch article titled “Alcohol Played ‘Major Role’ in Fatal Hit & Run:  Police“:

Will County Sheriff’s police said a 31-year-old Lockport man spent hours drinking with a friend before intentionally lying down in the roadway, where he was struck and killed late Monday night in Rockdale.

The Lockport man who was killed was identified as Daniel Lietke.

The driver of the car that struck Lietke was identified as Vernon Howard, 37.

Additional details regarding this fatal Will County hit & run accident can be seen in the Romeoville Patch article mentioned above, as well as the August 26 article titled “Man dies when hit by vehicle in Rockdale.”

Boy Injured During Hit & Run Accident In Joliet, Illinois

There was a hit & run accident in Joliet, Illinois on Friday, June 20, 2014 that seriously injured an 11-year-old boy.

The boy was crossing Comstock Street at approximately 6:30 p.m., when he was struck by a hit & run driver who was driving an SUV.  At the time of the accident, the SUV was driving northbound.

The boy was first taken to Presence St. Joseph Hospital, but then airlifted to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the June 23, 2014 Joliet Patch article titled “Child Struck by Hit & Run Driver on Comstock in ‘Very Critical Condition’:  Cops” as well as the June 20 The Bugle article titled “Joliet hit-and-run leaves child injured.”

Joliet Hit & Run Accident Leads To Man’s Death

There was an apparent hit & run accident in Joliet on Saturday night (February 22, 2014) that led to the death of a 62-year-old man.

This accident appears to have happened late Saturday night, as Joliet Police received a call just before midnight regarding a man’s body on the road. The man was found on North Center Street near Frank Avenue, and the man was pronounced dead at the accident scene at 1:35 a.m.

The man, identified as Anthony Bausal, of Joliet, was apparently walking home from the Crow’s Nest bar at the time of this hit & run accident.

Neither the driver in this hit & run accident or the vehicle have been identified. Those with information concerning this fatal hit & run accident are asked to call Joliet Police at 815-724-3020; or they can anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 800-323-6734.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the February 24, 2014 The Herald-News article titled “Authorities believe Anthony Bausal was killed by a hit-and-run driver” as well as the February 25, 2014 CBS Chicago article titled “Joliet Police Searching For Suspect In Deadly Hit-And-Run.”