KCC instructor Recovering From Injuries From October 2011 Hit-And-Run Accident
In October 2011, Tim Wilhelm, of Stelle, was crashed into by a hit-and-run driver.
The event left the instructor at Kankakee Community College with a shattered pelvis, injuries to his left knee and right shoulder, and blinded his left eye. The man who used to train students how to climb towers safely now works to raise his right arm in physical therapy.
Wilhelm was injured when Kaleb Robinson, 20, was speeding around the village in his Dodge Ram pickup truck, revving the engine. Wilhelm was knocked to the ground in front of his own home when Robinson’s truck hit him. He was taken to Loyola University Hospital for surgery on some of his injuries. It has been a difficult recovery as Wilhelm has had several surgeries and infections following the initial injury along with the physical and psychological pain of his injuries.
Robinson was sentenced to six months in jail and three years of probation. While Wilhelm and his wife, Donna, expressed disappointment that the sentence was not longer, they also hoped that the young man learn to be a better person from this experience.
When an accident causes severe injuries, people may not realize the time frame in which they have to file a suit. For many cases, that may be up to two years after the incident. If you or a loved one knows someone who has been injured in the past year, call Spiros Law, P.C. to explore your legal options.