Donald Riley Injured In West Quincy Pedestrian Accident In Knapheide Parking Lot
Pedestrian Accident - October 14, 2023
Donald Riley, of Liberty, Illinois, Injured In Car Accident With Ford F-550 Pickup Truck In West Quincy Parking Lot
WEST QUINCY, MISSOURI (October 14, 2023) – A pedestrian from Liberty, Illinois identified as Donald Riley was injured in a West Quincy pedestrian accident inside of a parking lot.
West Quincy police officials are saying that the accident took place around 6:17 a.m. on Wednesday. Donald Riley was in the Knapheide parking lot when he was hit by a Ford F-550 pickup truck making a left turn.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. Donald Riley was taken away in a Marion County Ambulance to Blessing Hospital in Quincy.
A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For West Quincy Pedestrian Accidents
Parking lots can be particularly dangerous places for pedestrians. According to the National Safety Council, “Parking lots are riskier than you think. Tens of thousands of crashes occur in parking lots and garage structures annually, resulting in hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries. They become even more dangerous around the holidays.” There are a number of steps that drivers should take in order to avoid hitting pedestrians in parking lots.
- Drivers should slow down when they are inside of parking lots.
- Drivers should check their blind spots before making turns.
- Drivers should refrain from distractions while in parking lots.
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. Drivers should remain particularly vigilant inside of parking lots. These spaces tend to have much lower speed limits than roadways. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Victims of pedestrian accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
The vast majority of pedestrian accidents are preventable and involve some amount of negligence. Many drivers involved in these accidents are distracted or not fully paying attention to the road ahead of them. It is important that accident victims understand that they do have rights. Any person that is injured in a car accident may be able to seek some measure of justice through a bodily injury claim.
Investigating West Quincy Pedestrian Accidents
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to Donald Riley as he continues to recover. It is our sincere hope that he will be able to make a full recovery. Measures should be taken in order to prevent similar accidents.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a West Quincy pedestrian accident? Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here to help in any way that we can. 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 any type of support after a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.