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(WGN 9) According to an article on wgntv.com, the suspect in a fatal hit-and-run accident has been identified and arrested. Thirty-eight-year-old Nehemiah Williams is charged with multiple felonies, including reckless homicide, driving with a revoked license, and leaving the site of a fatal accident, in connection with a recent hit-and-run crash that left Amanda Stanton dead.

Amanda Stanton was head coach of the girls’ softball team at Oswego High School. She was walking in the area near where the crash occurred when she got hit by a driver who fled the crash scene in a silver Chrysler Pacifica. Stanton died from injuries caused by the collision, and her body was found in the area where the collision occurred. After the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office made the description of the suspect’s vehicle public, tips started to come in. The leads provided by the public assisted investigators in locating and recovering the vehicle, which, in turn, led to identification and arrest of the suspect.

Hit-and-run accidents are tragic because when a driver leaves the scene of a crash, they leave behind injured people who could die if they do not get medical attention right away. While it is not certain that Amanda Stanton would have recovered from the injuries she sustained in the crash, she would have had a better chance of survival if she had received medical attention after the crash instead of being left for dead. Another tragic thing about hit-and-run accidents is that the drivers responsible for the injuries and any deaths caused by the collision are often difficult to locate. Sometimes the family and friends of those whose loved ones got hurt or killed in a hit-and-run wreck must wait weeks, months, or even longer before authorities determine who was responsible for a wreck, locate them and bring them to justice.

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If you were injured in a vehicle accident in Illinois, contact Stein & Shulman, LLC, today to discuss your legal options with a skilled Traffic Accident Attorney. You can schedule a case consultation at no cost to you by calling our office at (312) 422-0506.

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FAYETTE COUNTY, IL. – According to an online report from bnd.com, a trucker was struck and killed June 13 by another semi-truck on Interstate 70 in Fayette County, Illinois.

Illinois State Police report that shortly before 9 p.m. on June 13, 46-year-old Canadian truck driver Peter F. Peters, of Elmira, Ontario, was pulled over on the right shoulder of I-70 East, near mile marker 55 in Fayette County. He was outside of his truck, standing beside the flatbed trailer, when another semi-truck sideswiped him

Peters was crushed between the trailers of the two trucks. Emergency responders pronounced him dead at the scene. The driver of the second semi-truck fled the scene, reportedly heading east on I-70, and is still at large. Illinois State Police are continuing to investigate the collision and are searching for the missing driver. No additional information has been released at this time.

According to a Crash Report from the Illinois Department of Transportation, a total of 521 vehicle accidents occurred in Fayette County, Illinois, in 2015. Of those accidents, 106 led to injuries of some kind, and two resulted in fatalities.

In addition, 35 of those accidents were “A-Injury Crashes,” meaning they resulted in incapacitating injuries for at least one of the victims. According to the Illinois DOT, an A-Injury is any injury that prevents the person from walking, driving, or normally continuing the activities he/she was capable of performing before the injury occurred. This includes severe lacerations, broken limbs, skull or chest injuries, and abdominal injuries.

If you were injured in an accident, contact Stein & Shulman, LLC Today

Free, Instant Case Review – Call (312) 422-0506

If you were injured in a vehicle accident in Illinois, contact Stein & Shulman, LLC, today to discuss your legal options with a skilled pedestrian accident attorney. You can schedule a case consultation at no cost to you by calling our office at (312) 422-0506.

Stein & Shulman, LLC
134 N LaSalle St, #820
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 422-0506