The family of a 17-year-old Lyons Township High School student from Brookfield who was severely injured when he was hit by a car leaving school last month has hired an attorney.
On June 1 the LaGrange-based Dixon Law Office, a personal injury law firm, announced that it was representing the family.
The name of the student was not mentioned in the press release, but it detailed more information about the incident than had been released before. According to the press release and by attorney G. Grant Dixon III in a phone interview, the student was hit by a car driven by a LaGrange man who was traveling southbound on Brainard Avenue near West Burlington Avenue on May 10 right after school.
“The point of contact is just south of the crosswalk that is at the south side of the intersection at Brainard and Burlington,” Dixon said.
Dixon said police issued no citations and no charges have been filed against the driver, but that the LaGrange Police Department is still investigating the incident. LaGrange Police Chief Thomas Wardlaw did not immediately return a call requesting information about the incident.
The student, who was a senior at LTHS, remains hospitalized. According to the press release, the student suffered a severe brain injury, bleeding in the brain and a fractured jaw that required surgical intervention.
“He was admitted to intensive care at Loyola Hospital, and he has remained there for over two weeks, undergoing extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation,” the press release stated, adding that he continues to endure physical and emotional challenges.
No lawsuit has yet been filed, but that could happen soon. In a telephone interview with the Landmark, Dixon was asked if Lyons Township High School would be sued over the incident.
“We are investigating the responsibility of all potential entities,” Dixon said.