Alton first responders rush pedestrian to hospital after being struck by vehicle

  • Source: Alton Telegraph
  • Published: 08/08/2018 08:42 PM

A pedestrian was apparently struck by a newer-model sedan on Fosterburg Road, and was rushed to a hospital by personnel Wednesday night. The incident occurred shortly after 9 p.m. at the entrance of Bottoms Up Sports Bar & Grill, according to a Telegraph reporter on the scene. Alton police and fire personnel responded to the scene, as well as the fire department’s ambulance. Firefighters performed a “scoop and run” while using an automated CPR machine on the male victim’s chest, in an effort to hurriedly transport the victim to an Alton-area hospital. CPR continued on the suspect as he was being transported by personnel. The victim was reportedly not breathing and did not have a heart beat when rushed from the scene. Following the accident, police had closed Fosterburg Road in both directions, as an investigation was underway as of Wednesday night.


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