18-Year-Old Pedestrian Pinned Underneath Car: Bolingbrook Fire Officials
An 18-year-old pedestrian was hit by a car at Ashbury Avenue and Boughton Road in Bolingbrook Tuesday night and pinned underneath, according to Bolingbrook fire officials.
An 18-year-old female pedestrian was hit by a car on Boughton Road Tuesday night and pinned underneath, according to Bolingbrook fire officials.
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At 5:48 p.m., 65-year-old female was driving a Chevy Astro van eastbound on Boughton Road. When she turned onto Ashbury, she hit a pedestrian in the area of the cross walk, pinning her under the van.
Fire officials found the woman pinned between the front wheel and the wheel well. Officials stabilized the car and lifted the car off of the woman using pneumatic air bags, according to Bolingbrook Fire Chief David Litton.
The woman reported pain to her back, abdomen, hip and jaw bone and had numerous abrasions. She was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove because of the nature of her trauma, Litton said. Good Sam is a Level 1 Trauma Center.
Sixteen minutes passed between fire crews arriving on the scene and the woman being removed from under the car.
The nature of the injury did not appear life-threatening, according to Bolingbrook Police Lt. Mike Rompa. The incident remains under investigation.
The incident shut down Boughton Road for more than an hour.