Judith Holloway Injured In Festus Car Accident By Main Street and Mill Street
Pedestrian Accident - March 30, 2023
Judith Holloway, of St. Jacob Illinois, Injured In Festus Pedestrian Collision By The Intersection of Main Street and Mill Street
FESTUS, MISSOURI (March 30, 2023) – A woman identified as Judith Holloway was injured in a Festus pedestrian accident by the intersection of Main Street and Mill Street.
Festus police officials are saying that the collision took place around 7:20 p.m. on Saturday. Judith Holloway and another pedestrian were crossing the road.
A driver hit Judith Holloway and the other pedestrian was able to jump out of the way to safety. Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim.
Judith Holloway was taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Festus Pedestrian Collisions
According to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), “Drivers struck and killed an estimated 7,485 people on foot in 2021 – the most pedestrian deaths in a single year in four decades and an average of 20 deaths every day.” The vast majority of pedestrian accidents are preventable and often involve some amount of driver error. There are a number of steps that drivers should take to avoid hitting pedestrians.
- Drivers should slow down at night and during periods of reduced visibility.
- Drivers should be well rested before heading out onto the road.
- Drivers should check their blind spots before making turns.
According to Illinois Vehicle Code Sec. 11-601, no person shall operate 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. There are several steps that should be taken after any pedestrian collision.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- A thorough investigation should be conducted.
Many victims of pedestrian accidents may not realize the full extent of their injuries for some time after an accident. Any person that is injured due to the negligent actions of a driver may have legal recourse through a civil claim. Sadly, though, drivers will often do everything in their power to deny liability for collisions. This is why it is so important that all evidence is properly preserved after any crash.
Investigating A Festus Pedestrian Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to Judith Holloway as she continues to recover. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened.
Do you need more information about a Festus pedestrian accident? Our team of pedestrian safety advocates may be able 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. You can contact us anytime at (312) 564-4256.