Pedestrian Injured In Rock Island Car Accident on Centennial Bridge
Pedestrian Accident - November 29, 2023
Male Pedestrian Critically Injured In Rock Island Car Accident While Performing Vehicle Maintenance on Centennial Bridge
ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (November 29, 2023) – A pedestrian was critically injured in a Rock Island car accident along Centennial Bridge.
Rock Island officials are saying that the incident began around 4:49 p.m. on Monday. A pedestrian was performing maintenance on his vehicle.
That vehicle was rear-ended by another vehicle. Paramedics were called to Centennial Bridge in order to help the victim.
He was taken to a local hospital in order to receive treatment. An investigation into the Rock Island pedestrian accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Rock Island Pedestrian Accidents
Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured in pedestrian collisions every year. Certain factors influence the likelihood of pedestrian collisions. According to the National Safety Council, “in 2021 most pedestrian traffic deaths occurred in urban settings (84%), on the open road (77%) versus intersections (23%), and during dark conditions with or without artificial lighting (74%). The largest number of pedestrian deaths occur on Fridays (1,248), closely followed by Saturdays (1,220), and the majority of these deaths happen during dark conditions.” Drivers should take a number of steps in order to avoid hitting pedestrians.
- Drivers should check their blind spots before making turns.
- Drivers should slow down at night and during times of inclement weather.
- Drivers should abstain from alcohol and other intoxicating substances.
All drivers have a legal obligation to avoid causing accidents. Pursuant to 625 ILCS 5/11-1003.1, drivers should slow down and use their horn when necessary to alert pedestrians of their presence. Drivers must be especially cautious around pedestrians or any confused person in the roadway. When drivers fail to slow down to avoid hitting pedestrians, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Victims of pedestrian accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
The vast majority of car accidents are preventable. They often involve drivers that were either distracted or speeding. Any person that is injured in a pedestrian collision may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help with many of the expenses that often come with serious injuries. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating New York Pedestrian Accidents
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. This was a preventable collision that should not have taken place.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Rock Island pedestrian accident? Our team of pedestrian accident attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. 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, independent investigation into any accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.