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Fulton, WI (April 6, 2020) – The pedestrian that was hit by a pickup truck on Sunday was identified as 19-year-old Hunter Osborne. Osborn was at the end of his driveway, the Fulton Town Police said when he was hit. After the incident, he was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the truck who fled the scene was identified as William O. Hoge, 78 of Milton. Hoge was driving south on Hillside Road and hit one mailbox on the street before smashing into Osborne. He then drove away after the accident.

Hoge was eventually arrested for a hit-and-run involving a vehicle, failure to notify police of an accident, as well as failure to control his vehicle. He was then released with a set court date according to town police Sgt. Zachary Raby. There was no evidence that Hoge was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The accident took place at approximately 12:05 p.m. The police and the Edgerton Fire and EMS, as well as the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, came to the scene at the 11000 block of Hillside Road.

Our thoughts are with the injured parties in hopes of a full recovery.

Pedestrian Hit-And-Run Accidents In Fulton

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There were close to 6,000 pedestrians that lost their lives in automobile crashes in the United States in 2016. Approximately one crash-related death took place every 1.5 hours somewhere in the country. Pedestrian crashes not only cause death but can also cause massive injury. That year there were near 130,000 pedestrian injuries after being hit by a car that needed emergency room care says the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Janesville personal injury lawyers at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices understand how difficult it is to recover from injuries after an accident. understand this predicament. We have extensive experience fighting on behalf of victims to ensure that they get as much compensation as possible to have the resources necessary to get the care they need. Our team of Janesville serious injury attorneys will work to ensure you see a fair settlement at the conclusion of your personal injury claim.

Call us today to set up a free consultation at (608) 237-7035 for residents of Wisconsin or (815) 243-9686 for residents of Illinois. One of our highly knowledgeable Wisconsin and Illinois personal injury attorneys will help you with your personal injury claim.

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Disclaimer: As members of the local community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.