There have been two Illinois personal injury lawsuits filed over a Naperville pedestrian accident that happened on July 12, 2013. The underlying accident involved a car that struck two pedestrians during a Waubonsie Valley High School driver’s education class.
The teen driver from Naperville was 15 years old at the time of the accident. According to the police accident report, the accident happened after the teen driver made a right-hand and “somehow kept pressing the gas pedal instead of the brake” and lost control of the car. The car jumped the curb, ran over a parking sign, and then struck two female pedestrians, including a mother who was pushing a stroller.
While the mother was able to push the stroller away from the oncoming car, both women were injured and taken to Edward Hospital and Health Services in Naperville for treatment of injuries.
The other victim (the one not with the stroller) claims in the lawsuit that she sustained injuries “to her muscles, bones and nervous system.”
An excerpt from the TribLocal Naperville & Lisle article of July 15, 2014, titled “Naperville student sued for striking pedestrians in driver’s ed class“:
The student driver, now 16, was ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and improper lane usage, according to the police report and court records. The latter ticket was dismissed, and she was placed on court supervision and fined more than $300 for failing to reduce speed, records state.
Additional details and possible updates concerning these lawsuits concerning a DuPage County pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources including the TribLocal article mentioned above, as well as the July 17 Naperville Patch article titled “Naperville Teen Sued for Hitting Two Pedestrians During Driver’s Ed Class.”