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Victims of car crash remain hospitalized, one with life-threatening injuries

LEMONT – Two pedestrians who sustained life-threatening injuries due to a car crash Saturday morning remain at Silver Cross Hospital, Lemont police said.

Victor and Smaranada Badescu were on their way to St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church when they were struck at about 9:55 a.m. April 20 by a driver headed north in the 600 block of State Street.

Victor was listed in critical condition Monday morning due to a head injury and, as of Monday afternoon, he was being kept in the Intensive Care Unit at Silver Cross. Smaranada is hospitalized as well. Both suffered multiple broken bones.

The accident was the result of distracted driving, police said. The impact from the crash caused damage to the front bumper and passenger mirror of the impacting car.

The driver, Heather Rubach, of the 1300 block of Klappa Drive in Lemont, was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, police said.

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