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Posted on: August 23, 2019

Pedestrian Seriously Injured In West State Street Hit-And-Run Crash

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A 73-year-old Aurora man was seriously injured Aug. 22 in a hit-and-run car crash when he was attempting to cross West State Street (Route 38) as a pedestrian.

According to witnesses, the man was walking across the road around 8:50 p.m. in the 400 block of West State Street in downtown Geneva. An unidentified sport utility vehicle (SUV) was traveling westbound on State Street in the northernmost lane of traffic. The SUV struck the pedestrian and then fled from the scene westbound on State Street. The vehicle was last seen turning northbound on Fifth Street, witnesses stated.

Geneva Police and Fire department personnel were dispatched at 8:52 p.m. for an accident involving a pedestrian. First-responders found the man unconscious in the roadway and immediately began administering first aid procedures. He was transported to Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva and was later airlifted to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove for further medical treatment.

The make and model of the SUV have not been identified at this time. Some witnesses described the vehicle as possibly being a light-colored Cadillac Escalade. The accident remains under investigation by the Geneva Police Department and the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team.

The Geneva Police Department is requesting anyone with information about this traffic crash to call the department’s Investigations Division at 630-232-4736.

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