Naperville police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:22 p.m. Tuesday October 1, 2019 to a report of a pedestrian hit by a car at 5th Avenue and Royal Saint George Drive on Naperville’s north side.
Police and firefighter/paramedics on arrival discovered a 29-year-old female pedestrian with serious injuries. Due to the serious injuries involved, members of the Naperville Traffic Unit trained in accident investigation and reconstruction were assigned investigate scene. During the course of the initial on-scene investigation, a portion of the intersection of 5th Avenue and Royal Saint George Drive was closed and rerouted until approximately 9:00 p.m.
Initially the victim was only identified as a 29-year-old female resident of Naperville.
Naperville police say that a 2006 Dodge Ram driven by a 61-year-old male resident of Montgomery struck the female pedestrian while she was crossing a street. The initial investigation indicates that the Dodge was driven northbound on 5th Avenue and was in a left turn at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Royal Saint George Drive when the female pedestrian was hit while she crossed the street. Naperville police did not initially indicate which part of the roadway the female pedestrian was crossing or which direction she was walking.
The vehicle vs pedestrian incident is an ongoing investigation following the on-scene investigation. At the scene, westbound/northbound West 5th Avenue courses left (west) while the main roadway, which is a Truck Route, becomes Royal Saint George Drive in a neighborhood of townhomes and apartment buildings located at the edge of a commercial area just east of the scene. The T-intersection is on a curve that turns from west to north, and the Speed Limit is posted 30 MPH, according to Google Maps Street View.
East of the scene, commercial property is located south of 5th Avenue and the property of Naperville North High School is located north of 5th Avenue. 5th Avenue/Saint George Drive is a relatively busy side street.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact the Naperville Police Department’s Traffic Unit at 630-420-8833.
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