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. 

Bolingbrook police tweeted "Boughton closed at Ashbury due to vehicle accident." at 6:30 p.m. Police then tweeted Boughton Road was re-opened at 7:11 p.m.  

Kim February 07, 2013 at 02:14 AM
The young lady was hurt pretty bad but is in stable condition! Our family appreciates all the help and prayers!
Melissa Sersland February 07, 2013 at 03:50 PM
Hey Marie, I never heard about that. I hope she's doing well.
Marie February 07, 2013 at 04:36 PM
Melissa, I guess that's my point. Why is this story on the Patch and the other one wasn't? How does the Patch go about gathering the information for the stories that they publish? Is there any way for a reporter from the Patch to look over the police records or do they just write about the incidents that are released by the local police departments? It just seems a little odd that something so serious was never reported about by any news source.
Marie February 07, 2013 at 04:38 PM
My understanding is that in addition to many broken bones, the girl is still suffering from some serious injuries as a result of spinal compression and is in a rehab facility.
michelle February 07, 2013 at 06:24 PM
This was my daughter. Just wanted to give thanks to the gentlemen that jacked the car off my daughter. If anyone knows who he is please let me know. You can contact the Bolingbrook police department. I would like to thank him for doing what he did to save my daughter. We will forever be great ful


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