ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Ill. (KSDK) - A 60-year-old Fairview Heights man is accused of a hit-and-run accident that left a woman severely injured.
Robert J. Pearsall is charged with aggravated driving under the influence and failure to report an injury/accident.
Pearsall is accused of hitting Myia Holman Sunday morning on Highway 157 near St. Clair Avenue with his white 1996 GMC 1500 pickup truck. Police say he was under the influence of either alcohol or drugs at the time of the accident.
Holman was barely breathing when passengers on a nearby MetroLink train spotted her and called 911. Her family says she has a severed spine, broken legs, and may never walk again.
Pearsall's bail is set at $100,000.