Brian Schue Killed In Thomasboro Car Accident On U.S. Route 45

Brian Schue, of Rantoul, Died In Thomasboro Car Accident Along U.S. Route 45

Brian Schue Killed In Thomasboro Car Accident On U.S. Route 45

THOMASBORO, ILLINOIS (March 8, 2023) – A man identified as Brian Schue was killed in a Thomasboro car accident with a pickup truck along U.S. Route 45.

Champaign County officials are saying that the accident took place around 5:57 p.m. on Monday. Brian Schue was changing a tire when he was hit by a pickup truck.

Paramedics were called to the scene of the accident in order to help the victim. Brian Schue was taken to the Carle Foundation Hospital Emergency Department in Urbana, Illinois.

Despite life-saving measures, he was pronounced dead at the hospital. A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Thomasboro Car Accidents

Pedestrians are uniquely vulnerable in car accidents. They lack the protection of enclosed vehicles and are more likely to be overlooked. 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.” There are a number of steps that drivers should take in order to prevent collisions.

  • Drivers should slow down in areas with heavy pedestrian traffic.
  • Drivers should continuously scan the road ahead of them.
  • Drivers should abstain from alcohol and other intoxicating substances.

Every driver has a legal obligation to exercise due care to avoid hitting pedestrians. Pursuant to Illinois Vehicle Code 625 ILCS 5/11-601, no person shall drive a motor vehicle at a speed greater than what would be reasonable or safe given the prevailing conditions of the roadway. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. A company could also be held at fault for a collision, if their driver was working when they crashed. Several measures should be taken after a fatal collision.

  • Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • Photos of the accident site should be taken.
  • A thorough investigation should be conducted.

Evidence left behind at the scene of a collision can paint a picture of what happened. For example, tire marks in the roadway can show that a driver attempted to stop prior to a crash. Unfortunately, drivers will often do everything that they can to deny liability for a crash. This is why it is so important that all evidence is properly preserved after any collision.

Investigating A Thomasboro Car Accident

We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our deepest condolences to the family of Brian Schue. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to the police. There needs to be some accountability for the sake of the victim’s family. 

Do you need more information about a Thomasboro car accident? Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here for you. 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, independent investigation into a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.