Pedestrian Critical after Being Hit by Car on Jefferson Street

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On June 7, 2024 at 4:50 pm, a sedan traveling west bound on the 1700 block of West Jefferson Street struck a male (22, Joliet) running across Jefferson Street.

Officers responded to a call of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in the 1700 block of West Jefferson Street Witnesses and bystanders provided first aid to the victim. The Joliet Fire Department responded and transported the victim to Ascension Saint Joseph Hospital with head injuries.

The driver of the sedan remained on the scene and cooperated with officers. Witnesses stated that the victim ran across Jefferson Street (South bound) through traffic. He was then struck by the sedan which was traveling West bound in the center turn lane.

Jefferson Street was closed for several hours to allow the traffic reconstructionist to process the scene. No citations have been issued at this time. The Joliet Police Traffic Unit is conducting the investigation.

The victim is currently at Ascension Saint Joseph Hospital in critical but stable condition.

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