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A Different Chicago Hit-And-Run

 Posted on December 00, 0000 in Personal Injury

A reckless Chicago driver committed an unusual hit-and-run, when he narrowly missed a 68-year-old man but hit his dog instead. The 28-year-old driver, who did not have a valid driver's license, barely managed to avoid hitting Thomas Anderson in his inebriated attempt at driving a vehicle. The Chicago Tribune reported a story on the incident.

Hector De Anda Martinez, 28, already appeared in court for his indiscretion. Martinez was charged with felony aggravated DUI and cited for not having a valid driver's license or insurance, according to police. His outstanding driving skills almost brought him another charge for striking a man with his vehicle, but he managed to avoid the man, only to hit his 10-year-old dog instead.

Thomas Anderson, a 68-year-old radiologist, said he feared for his as if it were one of his four children. He was walking his two dogs and crossing the street as usual, when he had a green light, when Martinez ran a red light and drove directly towards Anderson and his dogs. Anderson said he jumped out of the way and got one dog out of the way, but the older dog got hit.

Anderson's reflexes saved him from getting hit by a car, but not everyone is as lucky. Reckless drivers cause injuries every day. If you or a loved one are injured by a reckless driver, you should immediately contact a dedicated personal injury attorney. An experienced personal injury attorney knows what steps to take in order to get you just compensation for your injuries. Do not hesitate, but contact our Orland Park or Chicago offices today.

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