There was a Crest Hill pedestrian accident after which the man hit died early Monday (March 18, 2019) morning.
Details on this Crest Hill pedestrian accident appear limited at this time. Various media sources summarize the accident, including the March 18, 2019 Romeoville Patch article titled “Elderly Pedestrian Hit, Killed By Car In Crest Hill” as well as the March 18 The Herald-News article titled “Car strikes, kills elderly Crest Hill man.”
According to the Will County Coroner’s Office, the pedestrian was hit by a vehicle as he was walking near the intersection of McGilvray Drive and Weber Road.
The pedestrian was taken to the Amita/Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center emergency room. He was pronounced dead at 12:17 a.m. Monday morning.
He was identified as Juvencio Hernandez, 79, of Crest Hill.
The investigation of this Crest Hill pedestrian accident is being conducted by the Crest Hill Police Department.
An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.
As discussed on the “Will County Pedestrian Accidents And Injuries” page, there are many reasons as to why pedestrian accidents cause injuries that are often serious, if not life-threatening in nature. It is not uncommon for someone who has been hit by a car or other vehicle to be hurt and suffer multiple injuries. Recovery from such injuries varies depending upon many factors, including the type of injury as well as the physical aspects of the collision.
The aforementioned page highlights various Will County fatal pedestrian accidents, as well as accidents that have resulted in serious but non-fatal injuries.
Among common serious injuries that occur when a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle include broken bones, bruises, head injuries, soft-tissue damage, and back injuries.
Often, those who have been injured after being hit by a vehicle will seek to get injury compensation if the accident was not their fault. This compensation is often needed to cover medical costs and forms of compensation for other lost income. Other types of compensation can also be pursued depending on the specifics of the case.