Mary Lamm Killed In Freeport Hit-And-Run Car Accident By Fitness Lifestyles
Wrongful Death - November 1, 2022
Mary Lamm Died In Freeport Hit-And-Run Collision In The Parking Lot of Fitness Lifestyles on West Stephenson Street
FREEPORT, ILLINOIS (November 1, 2022) – An elderly woman identified as Mary Lamm has died in a Freeport hit-and-run car accident at the Fitness Lifestyles parking lot.
Freeport police officials are saying that the accident took place around 2:58 p.m. on Saturday. Mary Lamm was in the parking lot of Fitness Lifestyles when she was hit by a vehicle.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. She was taken to the Freeport Memorial Hospital with major injuries.
Despite the best efforts of hospital staff, Mary Lamm died as a result of her injuries. The driver responsible for the crash fled the scene but later turned herself in.
Liability For Freeport Hit-And-Run Collisions
Far too many people are killed or seriously injured in hit-and-run collisions every year. According to the AAA Foundation, there were around 737,000 hit-and-run collisions in 2015 alone. That means that there is about 1 hit-and-run collision every year in the United States. These accidents result in around 2,000 fatalities annually. There are a number of common factors that could contribute to a hit-and-run collision:
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care to avoid hitting pedestrians. Parking lots can be especially dangerous. They are often poorly lit and they lack traffic safety devices to help keep pedestrians safe. If a driver fails to slow down and hits a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. It is also possible that the owner of a parking lot could be liable for a pedestrian accident if it was in a dangerous condition and contributed to a pedestrian accident. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any pedestrian accident:
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- A thorough, independent investigation should be conducted.
It can be difficult to know where to begin after any collision. But it is important to remember that accident victims do have rights. Unfortunately, though, drivers will often fight hard to deny liability for any collision they are involved in. This is why it is so important that all evidence is properly preserved after any collision.
Investigating A Freeport Hit-and-Run Car Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our deepest condolences to the family of Mary Lamm. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent other collisions like this.
Do you need more information about a Freeport hit-and-run car 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 more information about an accident, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.