A Flossmoor girl was injured yesterday when she was struck by a hit-and-run driver. The girl was crossing the street near her school when the hit-and-run vehicle disregarded the crossing guard and hit the girl while she was in the crosswalk. Authorities are still seeking out the hit-and-run driver.Many parents are unaware that their own automobile insurance policy could provide compensation to their child if they are hurt in a hit-and-run accident like this. When you buy full coverage on your car insurance, you get a coverage called uninsured motorist coverage. It is a coverage which applies in Illinois when there is a car accident involving a family member with a hit-and-run vehicle. The thing that most people do not realize is that you do not need to be in the covered vehicle for the coverage to apply. You can make an Illinois uninsured motorist claim when you are injured by a hit-and-run driver as a pedestrian.Most people are unaware of the availability of this coverage and what must be done to insure that a child who is injured by a hit-and-run driver in this kind of car accident is properly compensated. The parents of this child would do well to hire an experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer.