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Bicyclist killed in Quincy hit-and-run accident

A male bicyclist was killed after he was struck by a vehicle near Quincy, Illinois, WGEM reported on June 21.

Authorities apprehended the vehicle driver, who they believe attempted to flee the scene of the accident.

The Illinois State Police identified the bicyclist as Michael Pulliam. Pulliam, 62, was riding his bike at about 4:30 a.m. in the vicinity of Spring Lake Road when he was struck by a vehicle. Authorities later arrested 21-year-old Colton Walker due to suspicion of his involvement in the crash. An unmanned vehicle apparently owned by Walker was found by authorities; they noted its damage and related it to the accident. Walker, who was charged in relation to the crash, was booked at Adams County Jail.

The legal team at Spiros Law, P.C., in Danville send their deepest thoughts to the family and friends affected during this difficult time.

Police pursue hit and run culprit in pedestrian accident

Spring Valley authorities are pursuing a vehicle driver who left the scene of an accident after causing injury to a pedestrian, the News Tribune reported on May 4.

An on-duty officer reportedly discovered a seriously injured man just before 3:00 a.m. at the side of the road on Route 89. The pedestrian accident victim, only identified as a 26-year-old Spring Valley resident, was taken to a hospital in Peoria due to his serious condition. Initial investigations revealed that the victim was struck by a red Mitsubishi Lancer that may have substantial damage to the front passenger side. Authorities are asking the public to get in touch with them for additional information regarding the incident.

The Danville legal team of Spiros Law, P.C., knows the great damage that can result when a vehicle hits a pedestrian, including not only physical injury but also an extended recovery time and mounting expenses. If you are in such a situation, we may help you pursue compensation from the parties responsible for your injury. Call our office today at (217) 443-4343 to begin taking action.