Monday, December 14, 2009

Pilgrim injury accident investigation still open

On November 21 Garden Prairie resident Don Pilgrim was working in his front yard along Route 20, when an eastbound car ran off the road and struck him. Pilgrim remains in a Rockford hospital, where he is paralyzed from the waist down.

The driver of the car, 22-year-old James L. Taylor, II, of Marengo, was driving without insurance and has a court date this Thursday at 8:30AM in Boone County. So far, he has been issued only the one ticket.

The investigation of the accident by the Boone County State's Attorney's Office is still open.

Will they see that Taylor is cited for additional traffic violations?

A benefit for Don Pilgrim is planned for January 30 at the Belvidere American Legion. For information, contact Janet Brown at (815) 979-3459.

1 comment:

kastone66 said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Pilgrim family. It does seem quite odd that Mr. Taylor was only issued one ticket. Hopefully, justice will be served in court. Maybe Boone is much better than McHenry County.