According to reports, the fatal incident happened Saturday during the evening hours. The deceased individual was identified as Roy Sledd, and authorities say he was on foot when struck by a vehicle on an unknown roadway of Metropolis.
Emergency personnel attempted to save Mr. Sledd’s life by airlifting him to Harrisburg Medical Center, but his traumatic injuries led to his death.
Police are continuing to investigate at this time, and it remains to be seen if any citations will be issued. The driver of the vehicle that struck Mr. Sledd has not been identified.
Seeing a copy of the Illinois accident report is extremely important. Reports are critical to professional investigations and also serve to create peace of mind for the victims and their families. Without an official report, you’ll likely be unaware of several key facts that help to explain how the accident happened, and you’ll also be unable to dispute any inaccuracies the accident report may contain.
3 Facts to remember about Illinois Accident reports:
If you file an insurance claim or lawsuit, this document will be the first piece of evidence that everyone wants to see.
An Illinois accident report’s main purpose is to tell what happened: how, where, when, and to whom.
The “how” of an accident report is the officer’s best after-the-fact interpretation of the crash. Sometimes it’s possible to amend disputed facts in a report.
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