Gary Duncan Killed In Peoria Pedestrian Accident With Pickup Truck On Allen Road
Wrongful Death - June 7, 2022
Gary Duncan Died In Peoria Car Accident With Pickup Truck By Allen Road and Willow Knolls Drive
PEORIA, ILLINOIS (June 7, 2022) – A pedestrian identified as Gary Duncan, 58, died in a Peoria car accident with pickup truck by Allen Road and Willow Knolls Drive.
Peoria County police officials are saying that the collision took place around 9:53 a.m. on Friday. Gary Duncan was crossing the roadway when he was hit by a southbound midsize pickup truck.
The driver immediately stopped following the collision and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. Despite the best efforts of first responders, Gary Duncan died due to the severity of his injuries.
A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Peoria Pedestrian Accidents
Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in car 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 2020.1 That’s about one death every 75 minutes. One in six people who died in crashes in 2020 were pedestrians.” There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a pedestrian collision.
- Pedestrian collisions are more likely to occur in the early morning and late evening hours when visibility is reduced.
- Drivers are more likely to hit pedestrians when they are speeding.
- Nearly 1/3 of all pedestrian collisions involve an intoxicated driver.
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care and use caution to avoid hitting pedestrians. Pursuant to Illinois Vehicle Code (625 ILCS 5/11-601), all drivers must not operate their vehicle at a speed greater than what would be reasonable or safe given the prevailing conditions of the roadway. Drivers must also use caution to avoid hitting children or any confused person upon the roadway. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any pedestrian collision.
- Surveillance footage of the accident should be sought.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- An independent investigation should be conducted.
If the driver of a pickup truck was working at the time of an accident, their employer could potentially be held at fault. Many pickup trucks are used for commercial purposes. The family of any victim that died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Peoria Pedestrian Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our deepest condolences to the family of Gary Duncan. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. It is our sincere hope that city officials will consider measures to help make this intersection safer.
Do you need more information about a Peoria 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, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.