Pedestrian Injured In Silvis Truck Accident
Pedestrian Accident - October 20, 2023
20-Year-Old Woman Injured In Silvis Car Accident With Pickup Truck By John Deere Road and 16th Avenue
SILVIS, ILLINOIS (October 20, 2023) – A 20-year-old woman was injured in a Silvis pedestrian accident with a pickup truck by John Deere Road and 16th Avenue.
Rock Island County officials are saying that the accident took place around 6:43 a.m. on Thursday. A woman was walking when she was hit by a pickup truck.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. She was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.
A full investigation into the Silvis pedestrian accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Silvis Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrians are uniquely vulnerable to the hazards posed by motor vehicles. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “Nearly 8,000 pedestrians were killed on our nation’s roads in crashes involving a motor vehicle in 2021.1 That’s about one death every 66 minutes. One in six people who died in crashes in 2021 were pedestrians.” Many different factors could contribute to a pedestrian accident.
- Pedestrian collisions are more likely to take place on high-capacity urban roads.
- Pedestrian collisions are more likely to happen during the early morning and late evening hours when visibility is reduced.
- Pedestrian collisions are more likely to occur when drivers are speeding.
All drivers have a legal obligation to take measures to avoid causing car accidents. According to Illinois Vehicle Code 625 ILCS 5/11-601, no person shall operate a motor vehicle at a speed greater than would be reasonable or prudent given the prevailing conditions of the roadway. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a bicyclist, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Most pedestrian accidents involve some amount of driver error.
Depending on the facts of any case, liability for a pedestrian collision could extend beyond any driver. Pickup trucks are often used for commercial purposes such as construction and landscaping. If a pickup truck driver was working at the time of a collision, their employer could be held at fault. Employers are typically liable for the wrongful actions of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. Victims of pedestrian accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Organ damage
Going through a serious car accident can be very difficult. Victims of pedestrian accidents are often left with high medical bills and may need to take significant periods of time off of work. Any person that is injured due to the negligent actions of a driver may be able to seek some measure of justice through a bodily injury claim. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating Rock Island County Pedestrian Accidents
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to the woman injured in this Silvis pedestrian accident. It is our sincere hope that she is 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 Silvis pedestrian accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of pedestrian accident attorneys are 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. 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.