Pedestrian Critically Injured In Evanston Car Accident By Main Street and Michigan Avenue
Pedestrian Accident - February 18, 2023
Elderly Pedestrian Critically Injured In Evanston Car Accident By The Intersection of Main Street and Michigan Avenue
EVANSTON, ILLINOIS (February 18, 2023) – An elderly pedestrian was critically injured in an Evanston car accident by the intersection of Main Street and Michigan Avenue.
Cook County officials are saying that the collision took place around 5:10 a.m. on Thursday. A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle under uncertain conditions.
Emergency medical responders were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. He was taken to the St. Francis hospital with critical injuries and an apparent head injury.
A full investigation into the Evanston pedestrian crash remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Evanston Pedestrian Accidents
More than 7,000 pedestrians were killed in car accidents in 2020 alone, according to the CDC. Another 104,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency rooms. Elderly pedestrians are particularly at risk. Around 13% of pedestrian collisions involve a driver with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or higher. There are a number of steps that cities can take to prevent pedestrian collisions.
- City officials should study where accidents take place.
- City officials should make sure that pedestrian crossings are well illuminated and have adequate safety features.
- City officials should install traffic calming measures in areas with a history of speeding.
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. Pursuant to Illinois Vehicle Code (625 ILCS 5/11-601), all drivers must not operate their vehicle at a speed greater than what would be reasonable or safe given the prevailing conditions of the roadway. 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 victims of pedestrian accidents may not realize the full extent of their injuries for several weeks or months after a collision. It is important that accident victims know that they do have rights. They have the ability to pursue some measure of justice through a civil claim. To be successful, plaintiffs will need to be able to demonstrate negligence.
Investigating A Cook County Pedestrian Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to the pedestrian injured in this collision. It is our sincere hope that the victim will be able to make a full recovery. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. City officials should consider measures to help make this intersection safer.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an Evanston pedestrian 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 any type of support after a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.