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59-year old pedestrian dies after being struck by SUV

A 59-year old woman was killed when she stepped off the sidewalk in downtown Pontiac and was struck by an SUV.  Authorities are still investigating the incident, but they have confirmed that the woman was hit by a 2001 Ford Explorer, operated by a 17-year old driver whose name has not yet been released by police. While details are still unclear, authorities have indicated that the woman may have been talking on her cell phone at the time of the accident.

Accidents involving vehicles and pedestrians can be particularly devastating. If you or a loved one has been hit by a vehicle, it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side to help you or your family protect their rights and their livelihood.  For more information on pedestrian accidents, contact an experienced Kankakee pedestrian accident lawyer of Spiros Law, P.C., at (815) 929-9292 to discuss your legal options.