Illinois Motorist Charged in Hit and Run
William Davis, 27, from the 4600 block of West Adams St. turned himself in after a near fatal car accident left a 52 year old woman in critical care. He initially fled the scene of the hit-and-run on July 25th
. The accident
occurred as Davis was turning on Pulaski Road from Lake Street in the West Garfield Park neighborhood around 9 pm. His Buick Lucerne had a repaired windshield
when Davis reported his crimes to the Central District station on that Friday, maybe showing that he thought about not turning himself in at all.
Davis was charged
with fleeing the scene of an accident which is a Class 4 felony. The sentencing guidelines in Illinois are generally one to three years in prison or a probation period of up to two and a half years. He was also charged with failing to report an accident
including a serious injury, a Class 2 felony. Three to seven years in jail is a usual punishment for that charge, or up to four years of probation. He also received two citations for failure to exercise care with a pedestrian in the roadway
and driving with a suspended license.
The woman who was injured
in the accident is currently in a coma at Mount Sinai Hospital although no other information is known about her condition. It could be maintained that Davis' failure to stop and render aid had an adverse effect on the lady in the accident. If you or a loved one have experienced a car accident that left you unable to work and support your family, then you need to pursue legal means of compensation. Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer in Bloomingdale
to talk about your possible case as soon as possible.