Man struck by a van in Rock Island dies from injuries

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ROCK ISLAND, Illinois - Carla Bishop and two close friends were together when they got the call that Robert Quinones died from his injuries, three days after he was hit by a van on February 16.

“ I don’t eat I can’t sleep my nerves are shot, it's killing me,” Bishop says.

Bishop and Quinones were engaged to be married this fall. She says  he was on his way home from a friend's house the night he was struck.

The 50-year-old Rock Island native was taken to Unity Point Health in Rock Island, and was later transferred to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois, where he spent the weekend on life-support.

"He's one of those people that you could never forget, he would give you the shirt off his back," says Veronica Lilius, a family friend.

Police say the accident is still under investigation and no charges have been filed against the driver of the van, right now.

But Bishop and her friends say they won't rest until police can provide more answers.

"It`s one of those things where it`s a waiting period right now, and only time will tell what happens but we really want to stand up and say we want to know now," says Lilius.

Finding closure to help them say goodbye to a long time friend and fiancee.

The accident is currently under investigation by the Rock Island Police Department's Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit.

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