For pedestrians, the odds are high that any car accident will turn fatal. Pedestrians who get struck at any speed are in danger of serious internal injuries and head injuries. The faster the speed, the greater the danger, but it cannot be stressed enough that drivers on all roads, at all speeds, must watch out for pedestrians to avoid serious consequences.
Just how true that is was recently underscored by an accident on Illinois Route 4 on Friday, Nov. 22. Reports state that a Ford pickup truck was heading down Route 4, going north, when it slammed into a person who was in the road. This happened right near Sawyerville, close to Mine Road.
The man who got hit by the pickup was 44 years old. When the authorities responded, they determined that he had already passed away at the crash site. That official proclamation was made by the Macoupin County Coroner.
To determine how and why the accident happened, the authorities brought in the Illinois State Police Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit. Until that unit has finished their work, they are not publicly saying what the cause was. This is a common practice with deadly accidents, as they do not want to make any mistakes.
For loved ones left behind after a deadly crash, life can change forever in a split second. They lose someone they love, they may lose their only source of income, and they can face a lot of other costs — medical bills, funeral costs, etc. It is crucial at a time like this that they understand all of the legal options they have to seek compensation.