Pedestrian Critically Injured In Woodstock Car Accident

Elderly Male Pedestrian Critically Injured, Dog Killed In Woodstock Car Accident By North Jefferson Street and East Judd Street

Pedestrian Critically Injured In Woodstock Car Accident

WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS (June 23, 2024) – An elderly male pedestrian was seriously injured, and his dog was killed in a Woodstock car accident by N. Jefferson Street and E. Judd Street.

McHenry County officials are saying that the collision took place around 2:10 p.m. on Monday. A male pedestrian was crossing the street with his dog when they were hit by a car.

Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. He was taken to a Libertyville hospital with critical injuries.

His dog was pronounced dead at the scene. A full investigation into the cause of the collision remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For McHenry County Pedestrian Accidents

Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured in collisions every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “In 2021, approximately 7,000 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle crashes, the most in 40 years. During 2009–2016, approximately 47,000 traffic-related hospital admissions occurred annually among pedestrians.” Drivers should take a number of measures in order to prevent collisions.

  • Drivers should slow down in areas with heavy pedestrian traffic.
  • Drivers should refrain from alcohol and other intoxicating substances.
  • Drivers should constantly scan the road ahead of them.

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. Pursuant to Illinois Vehicle Code 625 ILCS 5/11-1003.1, every driver must exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian. If a driver fails to slow down in order to avoid hitting a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Victims of pedestrian accidents tend to suffer many serious injuries.

  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Organ damage

It can be hard to know where to begin after a pedestrian accident. Victims often suffer devastating injuries that can impact their ability to work or simply enjoy their lives. Sadly, though, drivers and their insurance providers will often do everything in their power to deny responsibility for collisions. This is why it is so important to seek the guidance of an experienced pedestrian accident attorney.

Investigating Woodstock Pedestrian Accidents

We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to the pedestrian injured in this collision. Any person who may have more information about what happened should reach out to the police. There needs to be some accountability for the sake of the victim and his family.

Do you need more information about a Woodstock pedestrian accident? Our team of pedestrian accident attorneys is 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. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.