Scooter Rider Injured In Davis Truck Accident
Automobile Accidents - November 24, 2023
Teenager On Scooter Injured In Davis Car Accident With Pickup Truck By The Intersection of Chicago Avenue and Maple Avenue
DAVIS, ILLINOIS (November 24, 2023) – A 14-year-old scooter rider was injured in a Davis car accident with a pickup truck by the intersection of Chicago Avenue and Maple Avenue.
Ogle County officials are saying that the accident took place on November 15. A 14-year-old riding an electric scooter was hit by a Toyota Tundra pickup truck.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. He was taken to the Javon Bae Hospital in order to receive care.
A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Davis Electric Scooter Accidents
As electric scooters have continued to rise in popularity, so to have the number of people injured in electric scooter accidents. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, “injuries associated with all micromobility devices increased nearly 21% in 2022 from 2021. Micromobility-related injuries have trended upward since 2017, increasing an estimated average 23% annually.” Drivers should take a number of measures in order to avoid hitting scooter riders.
- Drivers should check their blind spots before making turns.
- Drivers should slow down in areas with heavy pedestrian traffic.
- Drivers should abstain from alcohol and other intoxicating substances.
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. They must also use their horn when necessary and exercise the proper precaution to avoid colliding with any child or obviously confused person. When a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a constitutional claim. Victims of pedestrian accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Organ damage
The vast majority of pedestrian collisions are preventable and involve some amount of driver error. For example, a driver may simply fail to check their blind spots before hitting a pedestrian. Any person that is injured in a scooter accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim. A scooter accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case free of cost and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating Ogle County Electric Scooter Accidents
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to the teenager injured in this Davis car accident. It is our sincere hope that he will be able to make a full recovery. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Davis electric scooter accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys 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, independent investigation into any accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.