Pedestrian Accident Near Sugar Grove Injures Two Men

Kane County Pedestrian Accident

There was a pedestrian accident early Sunday morning (May 22, 2016) on Route 47 near Sugar Grove in which two men were struck by a car.

According to the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened as two men had just left a gas station at Jericho Road and Route 47, and were attempting to cross the highway at appoximately 12:25 a.m.  At that time, they were struck by a car (a 2016 Chevrolet Spark) driving southbound on Route 47.

One of the two men struck was identified as David Anderson, 43, of Bristol, Illinois.  He was airlifted to  Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove for treatment of his accident injuries.

The other man was identified as Curtis Lippold, 26, of Aurora.  He was taken via ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Aurora before being flown by helicopter to Good Samaritan.

According to a Good Samaritan Hospital spokesperson, both men were in serious condition as of 5:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Frank Tofteland, 22, of Yorkville.  He was not injured during the collision.

No charges have been filed regarding the accident.  The Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team (KCART) continues to investigate the accident.

An excerpt from the May 22, 2016 Daily Herald article titled “Pedestrians injured when struck by car near Sugar Grove“:

Sheriff’s deputies were assisted at the scene by Montgomery, Yorkville, and Sugar Grove police, the Kane County Office of Emergency Management, and Sugar Grove Fire Department.

Additional Details Regarding This Kane County Pedestrian Accident

Additional details regarding this Kane County pedestrian crash can be seen in the Daily Herald article mentioned above, as well as the May 22 Batavia Patch article titled “Two Airlifted After Being Hit By Car While Crossing Highway in Rural Kane County.”


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