On Thursday, October 26, 2017, at approximately 6:30 AM, Downers Grove Police were called to the area of Butterfield Road east of Route 53 for a report of a pedestrian accident. Upon arrival, officers observed a 61-year-old man lying in the roadway with serious injuries. He was quickly transported to Good Samaritan Hospital.
The preliminary investigation reveals that the pedestrian was walking in the westbound lane of Butterfield Road when he was struck by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and is fully cooperating with police.
The investigation as to how the accident occurred is ongoing.