Pickup's side mirror hits, injures pedestrian in northwest Kane County
A pedestrian was seriously injured Tuesday when the passenger side mirror in a pickup truck struck her on Allen Road near Ketchum Road in Hampshire Township, according to a news release from the Kane County sheriff's office.
At 5:08 p.m., a Ford F250 pickup truck traveling east on Allen Road entered a curve. The driver saw the pedestrian walking near the shoulder when the mirror struck her, the release stated.
The initial investigation indicates that the pedestrian was not walking in the roadway at the time of the crash. It is a rural road, and the area has no sidewalks.
After striking the pedestrian, the driver stopped and rendered aid to the injured woman.
The pedestrian, Jahari Ware, 43, of Aurora, was flown to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for non-life-threatening injuries, the release stated.
The pickup driver, Marco Rivera, 48, of Elgin, was taken to Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin with non-life-threatening injuries.
The investigation is still ongoing.
It is unknown if drugs, alcohol or distracted driving played a role in the crash.
Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to call the investigations division of the sheriff's office at (630) 444-1103.
Hampshire police and Kane County Office of Emergency Management assisted deputies.