One Person Injured In Crest Hill Food 4 Less Car Accident on Larkin Avenue
Pedestrian Accident - December 2, 2022
One Person Injured After Car Drove Through Storefront of Food 4 Less on Larkin Avenue In Crest Hill
CREST HILL, ILLINOIS (December 1, 2022) – One person was injured after a car drove through the front of a a Food 4 Less grocery store in Crest Hill along Larkin Avenue.
Will County officials are saying that the collision took place on Tuesday afternoon. At least one person was injured after a white sedan drove through the entrance off a Food 4 Less.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. One person inside of the store was taken to the St. Joe’s Hospital in order to receive treatment.
A full investigation in to the Crest Hill Food 4 Less accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Crest Hill Car Accidents
Accidents involving vehicles that drive into storefronts may seem like freak occurrences, but they are actually very common. Around 4,000 people are injured every year due to drivers that go into storefronts. Many of these collisions are due to drivers that are experiencing “pedal confusion.” Pedal confusion occurs when a driver mistakes the gas for the brakes. Victims of storefront collisions tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
A property owner could potentially be liable for accidents where a vehicle hits someone inside of a store. Pursuant to Illinois Civil Code (740 ILCS 130/1), property owners must maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition. For the most part, storefront collisions can be prevented when business owners install bollard posts. These rigid metal and concrete structures are able to protect pedestrians from errant drivers.
Investigating A Crest Hill Food 4 Less Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to the Food 4 Less customer injured in this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured due to the negligence of another driver? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of consumer 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 any type of support after a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.