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Serious Hit and Run Accident

On January 11, 2011 an Edwardsville, Illinois man was struck by a hit and run SUV and a 2nd time by a State of Illinois vehicle. He suffered a serious brain injury and numerous broken bones. His father offered a reward in an effort to find the identity of the driver of the SUV

Anyone with any information about the crash is asked to call State of Illinois Police at (618) 346-3651.

Richard Hicks, 25, was walking south on Illinois Route 157 near Mooney Creek Lane during the early-morning hours of Jan. 11 when he was struck by a northbound vehicle.

He was dragged about 1000 feet north and came to rest southbound lane of Route 157. The SUV fled the scene. Hicks then was struck by a southbound Illinois Department of Transportation truck with a snowplow attached.

Beyond the obvious tragic brain injuries suffered by Mr. Hicks his family must contend with the massive medical bills and associated expenses. This event illustrates the need for experienced injury attorneys who can sort out the potential responsible parties for an accident involving a hit and run motorist as well as the potential liability of the State of Illinois. Issues include uninsured and underinsured liability insurance policies and the potential pursuit of the State of Illinois before the Illinois Court of Claims. Steinberg Burtker & Grossman, Ltd., Chicago Injury Attorneys encourage the victims of serious motor vehicle accidents and their families to retain the services of a highly experienced personal injury attorney at their earliest possible time.


More Monetary Waste from Illinois' US Senators

(AP) - Illinois' U.S. senators have asked federal officials to review Lake Shore Drive safety, days after a blizzard socked Chicago with 20 inches of snow. U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk wrote a letter Sunday to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Secretary of Transportation. It requests the agencies look at Lake Michigan water levels, impact waves and weak spots. The letter says a major vehicle route close to a major body of water can have "unintended consequences." The senators say things could have been worse last week if water levels hadn't been at historic lows. Last week's storm left hundreds stranded on the drive. While some feared impact from giant waves, businesses and residents near the drive said water close to the shore line was frozen.
At Steinberg Burtker & Grossman, Ltd., Chicago Injury Attorneys we are concerned about the political waste in Washington, Springfield and Chicago. The actions of Senator's Durbin and Kirk illustrate the fact that the spending and waste will continue regardless of political party. We suggest that they each put on their boots and walk the lakefront. They will then know everything they need to know, without wasting millions of taxpayer dollar.

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