Events that draw a considerable number of people can often be enjoyable, but there may also be risks that come along with such gatherings. If a serious safety issue were to arise, numerous individuals could be at risk of being injured. This type of result is especially common if a car crashes into an area with pedestrians. Pedestrian accidents often lead to serious injuries, and those injured may have cause to seek legal action.
It was recently reported that an accident in Illinois took place at a parade. Crowds were gathered along streets in order to watch a Labor Day parade when a van crashed into the spectators. It was reported that individuals on the west side of the street were hit and that the van continued traveling through an intersection and struck individuals on the east side of the street as well.
The incident led to nine individuals suffering injuries. Five adults and four children made up that group, and all individuals are expected to survive. It was noted that a 2-year-old child suffered a skull fracture. Details on other injuries were not given. Authorities will likely continue to investigate the incident.
Surely, no one attends an event with the expectation that pedestrian accidents may take place. Unfortunately, as this accident demonstrates, serious accidents involving pedestrians can take place at a moment’s notice. Because this Illinois incident resulted in several injuries, the injured parties may wish to explore their legal options for seeking compensation for damages resulting from the apparent negligence of the motorist.
Source: CBS News, “Van hits crowd at Labor Day parade in eastern Illinois“, Sept. 7, 2015
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