An elderly man in Illinois died after a vehicle struck him. In December 2020, the man was crossing the street in his wheelchair when a speeding vehicle hit him. The man survived the initial accident, but officials reported that he had suffered from a head injury. He was transported to a hospital in Chicago, where he died two hours later.
Speed was a factor in the accident
A 29-year-old man who was driving over the speed limit caused the pedestrian accident. The authorities charged the man with failing to yield to a pedestrian. Police have not released his identity.
According to the autopsy report, the elderly man suffered from multiple injuries that contributed to his death. Officials have determined that the death was an accident. The man was not the first to die after a vehicle hitting him. Every year, thousands of people in the United States are killed and injured in pedestrian accidents. Pedestrians are especially vulnerable because they don’t have any protection, unlike the person in the vehicle. Bicyclists and motorcyclists also suffer from a high rate of injuries and fatalities.
What should you do if you’re hit by a car?
If a vehicle has hit you recently, you may be wondering how you’re going to pay your rising medical bills. Your injuries have forced you to take time off from work, which makes it harder to provide for yourself and your family. Worse still, you don’t know when you’ll be able to go back to your job.
An attorney could help you file a claim with the driver’s insurance company and negotiate with the carrier to make sure you get the highest payout for your pedestrian accident. If the driver doesn’t have insurance, your lawyer may help you file a lawsuit.