A fatal St. Charles pedestrian accident occurred Friday (October 9, 2020) afternoon. This St. Charles pedestrian accident involved a pickup truck striking a woman in a wheelchair as she was in the crosswalk. The driver of the truck did not stop following the collision, i.e. this was a hit & run accident.
This St. Charles pedestrian accident is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the October 9, 2020 NBC Chicago article titled “St. Charles Police Seek Driver in Fatal Hit-and-Run of Elderly Woman in Wheelchair.” An excerpt:
Police in west suburban St. Charles have launched a search for the driver of a pickup truck who fatally struck an 88-year-old woman who was crossing a street with her son Friday afternoon, according to the St. Charles Police Department.
At approximately 4:04 p.m., officers were called to a crash involving a pedestrian at North Third and West Main streets. When officers arrived, they found the woman unconscious in the roadway.
According to initial witness statements, the woman was crossing North Third Street with her adult son when a pickup truck waiting at the light began making a right turn from southbound Third Street to westbound Main Street.
The pickup truck struck the woman in the crosswalk.
The woman was taken to Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva, where she was pronounced dead. She was later identified as Helen Radnoti, 88, of Chicago.
Police believe the suspect was driving a 2016 Dodge Ram, Cummins edition. Those with information concerning this hit & run are asked to call the St. Charles Police Department at 630-377-4435; or by calling the police department’s anonymous tipline at 866-378-4267.
A man, identified as Andrew J. Jensen, 23, later surrendered himself at the police station. According to the Daily Herald article of October 11, 2020, titled “St. Charles man charged in hit-and-run that killed woman in wheelchair, he faces several charges. An excerpt:
Andrew J. Jensen, 23, of the 100 block of South 13th Street, faces charges of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in personal injury or death and failure to report an accident or death — both felonies — as well as failure to yield at a crosswalk.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this St. Charles pedestrian accident can be found in the articles mentioned above as well as other media sources.
On this site pedestrian accidents that have occurred in DuPage County can be found in posts found under the “DuPage County pedestrian accidents” category. As seen in these posts, pedestrian accidents often lead to serious injuries, some of which are either life-threatening or fatal.
As seen in various Chicago area pedestrian accidents, such accidents occur as the pedestrian is in the crosswalk and has the right of way.