Pedestrian Killed In Geneva Car Accident on East State Street
Pedestrian Accident - October 27, 2022
Woman Killed In Geneva Pedestrian Accident On East State Street
GENEVA, ILLINOIS (October 27, 2022) – A pedestrian from Batavia has tragically died in a Geneva car accident while crossing East State Street by Sandholm Street.
Geneva police officials are saying that the accident took place around 6:48 p.m. on Thursday. A woman was near the center turn lane when she was hit by a vehicle.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the woman. Sadly, she later died due to the severity of her injuries.
A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Geneva Pedestrian Accidents
Far too many pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in car accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “More than 7,000 pedestrians were killed on our nation’s roads in crashes involving a motor vehicle in 2020. That’s about one death every 75 minutes.1 One in six people who died in crashes in 2020 were pedestrians.” There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to pedestrian accidents.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Driver fatigue
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. If a driver fails to reduce their speed and hits a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. It is important to remember that victims of car accidents do have rights. To preserve those rights it is important that all evidence is properly preserved and protected after any collision.
Investigating An Illinois Pedestrian Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our deepest condolences to the family of the woman that died in this crash. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of the victim’s family.
Do you need more information about a Geneva pedestrian accident? 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 a free, independent investigation into an accident, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.