Man Injured In Algonquin Car Accident With Horse On Route 47

39-Year-Old Man From Hampshire Died In Algonquin Car Accident Involving Horse on Route 47

Man Injured In Algonquin Car Accident With Horse On Route 47

ALGONQUIN, ILLINOIS (September 9, 2022) – A 39-year-old man from Hampshire was seriously injured after colliding with a horse in Algonquin on Route 47 by Rohrsen Road.

Kane County officials are saying that the collision took place around 12:40 a.m. on Thursday. A man was traveling down the road in a Dodge pickup truck on Route 47 when he was involved in a collision with a loose horse.

The force of the impact caused the pickup truck to leave the roadway.  Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim.

The victim was airlifted to Lutheran General Hospital with major injuries. The owner of the truck said that the horse may have suffered some type of medical emergency before escaping from the stable.

A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability In Algonquin Car Accidents Involving Horses

Accidents involving animals may seem like freak occurrences, but these types of collisions are actually extremely common. In the United States alone, over 1 million animals are killed in motor vehicle accidents every year. Many of these collisions involve wild animals like deer. But a large number also involve livestock such as cows, sheep or horses. There are a number of steps that farmers and ranchers should take in order to prevent their livestock from being involved in collisions.

  • Livestock should always be behind at least two fences. One fence might be where they are stabled. The second fence should prevent access to roadways.
  • Livestock should be properly monitored when they are outside of their main stable area.
  • Livestock perimeter fences should be regularly inspected and periodically maintained.

Depending on the facts of any case, the owner of a horse or other livestock could potentially be liable for a car accident involving their animal. Pursuant to the Illinois Domestic Animals Running at Large Act (510 ILCS 55), no person shall allow their livestock to run at large in the state of Illinois. Livestock owners must provide the necessary restraints to prevent their animals from running into any road. The owner of any livestock will be liable for all injuries occasioned by their animals running at large. Victims of car accidents involving livestock tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:

  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Spinal cord injuries

It can be difficult to know where to begin after any accident involving a horse or other farm animal. It is important that all evidence is properly preserved after any accident. Evidence is what will ultimately be needed in order to determine liability for any crash. Unfortunately, farm owners will often fight hard to deny liability for any accident involving their animal.

Investigating A Kane County Car Accident Involving Livestock

We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to the Hampshire man injured in this Algonquin horse collision. It is our sincere hope that he is able to make a full recovery. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. Steps need to be taken to prevent a similar crash from happening down the road.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Kane County car accident involving livestock? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of consumer safety advocates are here to answer any legal questions that you may have about the Illinois Domestic Animals Running at Large Act (510 ILCS 55) or any other statute. 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.