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Prosecutors stated that a man from Chicago replaced the windshield of his car and allowed two days to pass before surrendering to authorities on hit-and-run charges. The accident left the victim in a coma.
According to the authorities, while turning onto the Pulaski Road from Lake Street in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, William Davis, 27 hit a 52-year-old woman at about 9 p.m. Wednesday. But he turned himself at the Central District police station in the South Loop neighborhood on Friday night which was two days after.
On Sunday, Davis was ordered to file a $300,000 bond by Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. on the following charges: leaving the scene of the accident, failure to report the crush, driving on a suspended license and failing to show due care for a pedestrian. As Davis left the courtroom, he complained to the sheriff’s deputy that the bond amount was too much since he turned himself in.
Reports coming from the prosecutors that Sunday mentioned that the woman was still in a coma at Mount Sinai Hospital. Dianne Hunter. Hospital spokesperson, said the family of the victim wanted the Hospital’s officials to keep details about her condition in confidence.
Before surrendering to the authorities, Davis of the 4600 block of West Adams Street changed the windshield of his 2006 Buick Lucerne Sedan. This was noted by the prosecutors.
The accident took place almost four days after a hit-and-run accident happened on the same block. The casualty was a 53-year-old man who remained in critical condition at the Stroger Hospital. As of Sunday, there was no new information available about his condition.
If you were injured in a car accident, contact experienced car accident lawyers who will protect the rights of you and your loved ones. You may be entitled to financial compensation for both economic damages as well as pain and suffering.