Chicago IL Injury News: Victim critical after being dragged by hit-and-run cab
05/20/2010 // West Palm Beach, Florida, USA // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan
Chicago, IL—A Bucktown resident remained in critical condition days after he was dragged and seemingly run over by a cab. The horrific hit-and-run accident occurred on Friday, May 14, 2010, as reported by the Chicago Sun-Times.
Reports stated 32-year-old Dan Firkins attempted to summon a taxi at approximately 3:30 p.m. Friday. Upon doing so, he allegedly became involved in a quarrel with the cabdriver. When Firkins leaned through the taxi window, the cabdriver abruptly accelerated, hauling Firkins along for the violent ride.
The driver of a white cab with blue stripes was reportedly responsible for dragging Firkins down the 1600 block of North Honore. The cabdriver subsequently fled the scene.
Firkins, an MBA student at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, on the other hand, suffered traumatic injuries. While he was transported to an area hospital for treatment, “there is little or no hope,” according to his family.
Firkins allegedly sustained two skull fractures, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other miscellaneous wounds. There were also visible tire marks on the victim’s legs, which indicated he was run-over by the cab.
David Firkins, Dan’s father, has urged any witnesses who may be able to help identify the hit-and-run driver to come forward. Individuals with any information regarding the incident may contact police at (312) 745-4521.
Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Illinois Personal Injury Lawyers.
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