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Posted on: December 11, 2018

Pedestrian Dies From Injuries In State Street Car Accident

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An 86-year-old Geneva man died Dec. 8 from injuries he sustained from a late November car accident when he was attempting to cross West State Street (Route 38) as a pedestrian.

According to two witnesses on the scene, James C. Pritchard, 100 block of Foxford Lane, was walking across the road around 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29 in the 400 block of West State Street in downtown Geneva. A 74-year-old Geneva woman was driving her 2007 Nissan Xterra westbound on State Street. According to the driver's statement at the scene, she did not see Mr. Pritchard crossing the roadway.

Geneva Police and Fire department personnel were dispatched around 6:35 p.m. Nov. 29 for an accident involving a pedestrian. Responding officers spoke with Mr. Pritchard, who was conscious and breathing. He was transported to Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva and was later transferred to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove for additional medical treatment.  

The driver was not injured.

Good Samaritan Hospital staff informed police at 3 p.m. Dec. 8 Mr. Pritchard had died as a result of his injuries sustained from the accident. The accident remains under investigation by the Geneva Police Department, and no charges have been filed to date.

Questions should be directed to Geneva Police Commander Brian Maduzia by calling 630-232-4736 or sending him an email.

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