Alex Gorn Killed In Buffalo Grove Car Accident Along Buffalo Grove Road
Pedestrian Accident - April 11, 2023
Alex Gorn Died In Buffalo Grove Pedestrian Accident With Pickup Truck On Buffalo Grove Road
BUFFALO GROVE, ILLINOIS (April 11, 2023) – An 81-year-old pedestrian identified as Alex Gorn was tragically killed in a Buffalo Grove pedestrian accident on Buffalo Grove Road.
Lake County officials are saying that the accident took place around 7:48 p.m. on Saturday evening. Alex Gorn was hit by a pickup truck under uncertain conditions.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in oder to help the victim. Alex Gorn was transported to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights in critical condition.
Sadly, he was later pronounced dead due to the severe nature of his injuries. The driver of the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado truck involved in the crash remained at the scene.
A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Buffalo Grove Pedestrian Accidents
Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in pedestrian accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “More than 7,000 pedestrians were killed on our nation’s roads in crashes involving a motor vehicle in 2020. That’s about one death every 75 minutes.” Young children and elderly pedestrians are particularly vulnerable. There are a number of steps that drivers should take in order to avoid hitting pedestrians.
- Drivers should slow down in areas with heavy pedestrian traffic.
- Drivers should be well rested before heading out onto the road.
- Drivers should continuously scan the road ahead of them.
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians in the roadway. Pursuant to 625 ILCS 5/11-1003.1, drivers should slow down and use their horn when necessary to alert pedestrians of their presence. Drivers must be especially cautious around pedestrians or any confused person in the roadway. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Many steps should be taken after any pedestrian collision.
- Surveillance footage of the collision should be sought.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- A thorough investigation should be conducted.
Many pickup trucks are used for commercial purposes in construction, logistics and landscaping. If the driver of a pickup truck was working at the time of a collision, their employer could be held at fault. Generally speaking, employers are liable for the wrongful actions of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. It is extremely important that all evidence is properly preserved after an accident. Evidence is what will ultimately be used to determine liability for any crash.
Investigating An Illinois Pedestrian Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our deepest condolences to the family of Alex Gorn. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to the police. It is our sincere hope that city officials will consider measures to make this road safer.
Do you need more information about a Buffalo Grove pedestrian accident? Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free investigation into any accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.