Pedestrian Critically Injured In Evanston Car Accident on Hartrey Avenue
Pedestrian Accident - October 2, 2022
Male Pedestrian Critically Injured In Evanston Car Accident On Hartrey Avenue By Foster Avenue
EVANSTON, ILLINOIS (October 2, 2022) – A male pedestrian was critically injured in an Evanston car accident on Hartrey Avenue not far from Foster Avenue.
Cook County police officials are saying that the accident took place around 11:45 a.m. on Thursday. A male pedestrian was hit by a vehicle under uncertain circumstances.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. The man was taken to a nearby hospital with major injuries.
Police interviewed the driver involved in the crash. They did not say whether or not that driver will be charged or face any citations.
Liability In Evanston Pedestrian Accidents
According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, “In 2020, there were 246,752 crashes involving motor vehicles in Illinois. Injury crashes accounted for 21.1% of these crashes (52,090), while fatal crashes (1,088) accounted for less than 1.0% of these crashes. Crashes involving pedestrians accounted for 1.3% of total crashes, 15.8% of fatal crashes and 5.8% of injury crashes.” The vast majority of pedestrian accidents are preventable and involve some amount of human error. There are a number of steps that drivers should take in order to avoid hitting pedestrians.
- Drivers should check their blind spots before making turns.
- Drivers should slow down in areas with heavy pedestrian traffic.
- Drivers should continuously scan the road ahead of them for potential hazards.
Every driver has a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. Pursuant to 625 ILCS 5/11-1002, the driver of any vehicle must yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian that is crossing in a marked crosswalk. If a driver fails to reduce their speed in order 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. Indeed, a large number of accident victims report experiencing PTSD several months or years after the experience. It is important that all medical records are properly preserved after any collision. A person’s injuries often paint a picture of what happened regardless of what any particular driver may claim.
Investigating A Cook County Pedestrian Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to the pedestrian injured in this accident. 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 accidents at this intersection.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an Evanston pedestrian accident? Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.