Christine Clark Killed In Granite City Car Accident By 20th Street and Iowa Street
Pedestrian Accident - February 23, 2022
Christine Clark, 68, of Collinsville, Died In Granite City Pedestrian Accident By The Intersection of 20th Street and Iowa Street
MADISON COUNTY, ILLINOIS (February 23, 2022) – A woman identified as Christine Clark has tragically died in a Granite City car accident by the intersection of 20th Street and Iowa Street.
Madison County police officials are saying that the accident took place around 6:20 a.m. on Tuesday. Christine Clark was crossing the intersection and was hit by a car.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Christine Clark was unconscious and taken to a local hospital in critical condition.
Despite the best efforts of doctors and hospital staff, she succumbed to her injuries. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Madison County Car Accidents
Pedestrians lack the protection of enclosed vehicles and are therefore more prone to being seriously injured in car accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “an estimated 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal crash-related injuries in 2017. Per trip, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash.” Elderly pedestrians and young children tend to be at the most risk of being involved in accidents. There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a car accident including:
- Drunk driving
- Inclement weather
- Driver fatigue
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. This is true even if a pedestrian is outside of a marked crosswalk. If a driver hits a pedestrian, they could be held at fault through a civil claim. Under certain situations, a city could potentially be liable for a pedestrian accident if it was caused by a dangerous condition in the roadway. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any pedestrian accident.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Video surveillance should be sought.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- A thorough independent investigation should be conducted.
The family of any victim that died in a car accident may be able to seek some measure of justice through a wrongful death claim. Potential beneficiaries in a civil claim will typically include a victim’s next of kin such as their children or spouse. It is crucial that evidence is properly preserved after an accident. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your options are.
Investigating A Madison County Car Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our deepest condolences to the family of Christine Clark. Any person that may have witnessed the accident should speak to police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened for the sake of all who have lost so much.
Do you need more information about an accident that took place in Madison County? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that negligent drivers are held to account for their actions. Whether you just have legal questions or need an investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.