On May 12, 2019, 7 year-old Lexi Hanson was struck by a pickup truck while riding her bicycle near Geneva Avenue and Courier Avenue in St. Charles. The alleged driver, 42 year-old Brian Quartuccio, fled the scene on foot before turning himself in the following day. Authorities charged Quartuccio with failing to report an accident with injury and driving with a revoked license, in addition to operating an uninsured vehicle and failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
Hanson was airlifted to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where she is currently undergoing medical care for life-threatening injuries. According to family, Hanson is suffering from several broken bones and a spinal cord injury.
If you, or someone you know, were injured in a hit-and-run incident or incident involving an uninsured driver, it is extremely important to contact a personal injury attorney. You may be able to make a claim with your own car insurer using your uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage (UM/UIM). For more information, please see our blog post about UM/UIM coverage.
Mathys & Schneid handles all types of personal injury matters, including pedestrian-vehicle crashes and uninsured/underinsured motorist claims. If you or your family have been impacted by a similar loss, contact us to set up a free consultation to discuss your options. Mathys & Schneid will be able to discuss your case, answer your questions, and determine the best strategies moving forward. Mathys & Schneid continues to serve all of Chicagoland and its surrounding counties.