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Teen hospitalized after being struck by drunk driver

A teenager in St. Joseph was injured after being struck by a drunk driver while he was walking on a county road.

According to the Champaign County sheriff’s department, the driver struck the teenager and drive off, but was later found and arrested by authorities. The accident occurred just after 2 a.m. when two 15-year-old teens were walking and the car struck one of the teenagers.

The collision knocked the teen into his friend and they both went into a ditch. The boy was transported to Carle Foundation Hospital where he was treated for minor cuts and a broken ankle.

The car was later found outside of a home and a 45-year-old man was arrested for failure to reduce speed, aggravated driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident with injury.

If you or  a loved one has been injured after a car accident, you need representation on your side at this time. Contact the Champaign pedestrian accident lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., by calling (217) 328-2828.