Moira Arjona Injured McHenry Car Accident By Curran Road and Dartmoor Drive
Pedestrian Accident - December 11, 2023
Moira Arjona, 11, Seriously Injured In McHenry Pickup Truck Accident While Riding Bicycle By Curran Road and Dartmoor Drive —> GoFundMe Created To Help Victim’s Recovery
MCHENRY, ILLINOIS (December 11, 2023) – A 11-year-old bicyclist identified as Moira Arjona was seriously injured in a McHenry car accident by Curran Road and Dartmoor Drive.
McHenry County officials are saying that the accident took place around 4:38 p.m. on Friday. Moira Arjona was riding her bicycle when she was hit by a Ford F-150 pickup truck.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. She was transported in an ambulance before being airlifted to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.
You can help support Moira Arjona through GoFundMe. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For McHenry Bicycle Accidents
Thousands of people are seriously injured every year in bicycle accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “Nearly 1,000 bicyclists die and over 130,000 are injured in crashes that occur on roads in the United States every year. The costs of bicycle injuries and deaths from crashes typically exceed $23 billion in the United States each year.” There are a number of steps that city’s can take in order to help prevent bicycle accidents.
- Roads and intersections should be well illuminated.
- City officials should work to determine which intersections and roads have the most accidents.
- Police officers should be trained to enforce traffic citations most likely to lead to pedestrian and bicycle accidents.
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. Pursuant to Illinois Vehicle Code 625 ILCS 5/11-1003.1, every driver must exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian. They must also use their horn when necessary and exercise the proper precaution to avoid colliding with any child or obviously confused person. When a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a bicyclist, this could form the basis of a negligence claim.
Depending on the facts of any case, liability for a bicycle accident could extend beyond any driver. Pickup trucks are often used for commercial purposes. If a pickup truck driver was working at the time of a collision, their employer could be held at fault. Generally speaking, companies are liable for the wrongful acts of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. Victims of truck accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Organ damage
The vast majority of bicycle accidents are preventable and involve some amount of driver error. In many situations, drivers may be distracted or traveling too fast for the prevailing conditions. It is important that accident victims understand their rights after any collision. Any person that is injured due to the negligence of another driver may be able to seek some measure of justice through a civil claim.
Getting Legal Help After McHenry Bicycle Accidents
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to Moira Arjona and her family as she continues to recover. It is our sincere hope that she is able to make a full recovery. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a McHenry bicycle accident? Our team of bicycle 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 we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.