William Granias Killed In Hampshire Township Car Accident on Allen Road
Wrongful Death - March 13, 2023
William Granias, 80, Died In Hampshire Township Crash With Pickup Truck On Allen Road
HAMPSHIRE TOWNSHIP, ILLINOIS (March 13, 2023) – An 80-year-old man identified as William Granias was killed in a Hampshire Township car accident along Allen Road.
Kane County officials are saying that the accident took place around 9:06 a.m. on Sunday. A Ford F-150 pickup truck driver lost control while traveling down an icy roadway before striking a Prius driven by William Granias.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. William Granias was airlifted to an area hospital with critical injuries.
Sadly, he was later pronounced dead after being admitted to the hospital. Kane County officials are calling on any witnesses of the collision to come forward.
The driver of the pickup truck remained at the scene.
Liability For Hampshire Township Car Accidents
Inclement weather is one of the leading causes of car accidents in the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, “Each year, 24 percent of weather-related vehicle crashes occur on snowy, slushy or icy pavement and 15 percent happen during snowfall or sleet. Over 1,300 people are killed and more than 116,800 people are injured in vehicle crashes on snowy, slushy or icy pavement annually.” There are a number of steps that drivers should take during periods of inclement weather.
- Ideally, it is best to avoid traveling during very severe weather.
- If you must drive during bad weather, it is best to significantly slow down.
- Drivers can take extra precautions such as installing chains on their tires.
Every driver has a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid causing accidents. Pursuant to Illinois Vehicle Code (625 ILCS 5/11-601), no person shall drive a motor vehicle at a speed greater than what would be reasonable or safe given the prevailing conditions of the roadway. Driving the speed limit during times of icy road conditions can be dangerous or even considered reckless.
Many pickup trucks are used for commercial purposes. If the driver of a pickup truck was working at the time of a collision, their employer could be held at fault. Generally speaking, companies are liable for the wrongful actions of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any car accident.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Photos of the accident site should be taken.
- A thorough investigation should be conducted.
The vast majority of car accidents are preventable and involve some amount of human error. Drivers are supposed to significantly slow down when there is ice on the road, but this does not always happen. It can be hard to know where to begin after any car accident. But it is important for accident victims to know that they do have rights.
Investigating A Hampshire Township Car Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our deepest condolences to the family of William Granias. Any person that may have more information about the collision should reach out to Kane County police officials. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent other tragedies like this.
Do you need more information about a Hampshire Township collision? Our team of roadway safety advocates may be able to answer them. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that steps are taken to make our roads safer. 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.