Pedestrian Critically Injured In Des Plaines Car Accident By Golf Road and Mount Prospect Road
Pedestrian Accident - November 13, 2022
Pedestrian Seriously Injured In Des Plaines Car Accident By The Intersection of Golf Road and Mount Prospect Road
DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS (November 12, 2022) – A pedestrian was critically injured in a Des Plaines car accident near the intersection of Golf Road and Mount Prospect Road.
Cook County officials are saying that the accident took place around 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday. A pedestrian was trying to cross the road when they were struck by a vehicle.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. They were taken to the hospital with major injuries.
A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Des Plaines Pedestrian Accidents
Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “Higher vehicle speeds increase both the likelihood of a pedestrian being struck by a car and the injury severity. Most pedestrian deaths occur in urban areas, on roadway locations away from intersections (where higher speeds might occur), and at night.” There are a number of factors that could contribute to a car accident.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
- Driver fatigue
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. Many pedestrian accidents are due to drivers that are speeding. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Victims of pedestrian accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Many accident victims may not realize the full extent of their injuries for several weeks or months after a collision. In particular, pedestrians who are injured often suffer from long term psychological injuries. It can be difficult to know what to do after any collision. But it is important to remember that accident victims do have rights.
Investigating A Cook County Car Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to the pedestrian injured in this collision. It is our sincere hope that they will be 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 Des Plaines car accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. 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 a free, independent investigation into any collision, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.