Woman On Moped Killed In Collinsville Car Accident On Collinsville Road
Wrongful Death - June 9, 2022
Woman On Moped Being Towed By ATV Killed In Collinsville Car Accident With Pickup Truck On Collinsville Road
COLLINSVILLE, ILLINOIS (June 9, 2022) – A woman from Edwardsville has died in a car accident between a moped and pickup truck on Collinsville Road.
Madison County police officials are saying that the accident took place around 11:38 p.m. on Friday. A woman was riding on the back of a moped that was being towed by a Cools ATV.
The moped was rear-ended by a Dodge Ram pickup truck. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim.
Sadly, the woman on the moped died due to the severity of her injuries. A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Collinsville Car Accidents
Car accidents are one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in the United States. According to the NHTSA, “The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released its 2020 annual traffic crash data, showing that 38,824 lives were lost in traffic crashes nationwide. That number marks the highest number of fatalities since 2007.” There are many different factors that could potentially contribute to a car accident.
- Nearly a third of fatal collisions involve an intoxicated driver.
- Around 25% of all collisions involve at least one driver that was speeding.
- Driver fatigue is another major contributing factor in car accidents. In fact, driving while fatigued can be just as dangerous as driving while intoxicated.
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting other vehicles. Pursuant to Illinois Vehicle Code (625 ILCS 5/11-710), no driver shall follow another vehicle more close than what would be reasonable or safe given the prevailing conditions of the roadway. There is a rebuttable presumption of negligence on the part of any driver that rear-ends another vehicle in their own lane. Rear-end collisions are nearly always due to drivers that are speeding, distracted or following the lead vehicle too closely.
Depending on the facts of any case, liability for a car accident could extend beyond any driver. Many pickup trucks are used for commercial purposes such as landscaping or construction. If a pickup truck driver was working at the time of a collision, the company that they were working for could be held at fault. Generally speaking, companies are liable for the wrongful acts 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.
- Photos of the accident site should be taken.
- The employment status of any pickup truck driver should be determined.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- A thorough, independent investigation should be conducted.
The family of any victim that died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral costs. Sadly, though, people will often fight hard to deny any responsibility for a collision. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Collinsville Car Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our deepest condolences to the family of the woman who died in this collision. 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 Collinsville car accident? Our team of consumer 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.