There are many situations throughout a person’s life in which he or she may be in need of assistance. Getting hurt in an accident is one situation in which having someone to render aid would be beneficial. If an individual is injured in a hit-and-run accident, the assistance he or she needs may not be immediately available, and a driver could face charges for leaving the scene.
Individuals who get to certain destinations by walking know that there are times when crossing a street may be necessary. Many streets have crosswalks that pedestrians can utilize when getting from one point to another. Sadly, a crosswalk cannot provide much protection for pedestrians, and individuals could be hit by a vehicle. Continue reading “Pedestrian accidents: Woman, children killed in Illinois”
Police investigations can sometimes take a considerable amount of time before they can be completed. In many situations, officers must gather as much evidence and information as they can about an accident before they can draw conclusions. Pedestrian accidents may need to be reconstructed in order for authorities to gain a clearer idea on what happened and whether charges may need to be filed.
When an individual consumes alcohol before getting behind the wheel of a vehicle, they put themselves, other drivers and even pedestrians at risk. Impairment can lead to slower reaction times and the inability to properly maintain a vehicle that is in motion. Continue reading “Illinois woman using crosswalk dies after being hit by vehicle”
It could be considered common knowledge that pedestrians should make use of designated crossing areas and watch for traffic, especially when crossing roadways. Similarly, drivers should yield to pedestrians and be on the lookout for people attempting to cross streets, even areas not marked as a crosswalk. Continue reading “Illinois pedestrians struck by vehicle while using crosswalk”