Chicago Pedestrian Accident Attorney
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The above picture of this intersection shows no traffic control signals in place.
IL drivers owe a duty of care and lookout to pedestrians EVEN if traffic control signals are not in place.
IL Vehicle Code
According to the Illinois Vehicle Code, Rules of the Road, 625 ILCS 5/11-1003.1, “[e]very driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian, or any person operating a bicycle or other device propelled by human power and shall give warning by sounding the horn when necessary and shall exercise proper precaution upon observing any child or any obviously confused, incapacitated or intoxicated person.” 625 ILCS 5/11-1003.1
Furthermore, “[w]hen traffic control signals are not in place or not in operation the driver of a vehicle shall stop and yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling, or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger. “ Illinois Vehicle Code, Rules of the Road, 625 ILCS 5/11-1002(a)
Pedestrian vehicle deaths in Illinois typically occur after an automobile strikes a person crossing the street.
When a car or automobile first strikes a person’s legs or lower limbs.
Vehicle drivers are more likely to strike pedestrians head-on.
A severe hit of a pedestrian’s head to the top front of the hood and windshield causes the traumatic brain injury that leads to the pedestrian’s death or head trauma.
If you or a loved one sustained a IL, head injury or death due to a traumatic brain injury after a Illinois pedestrian-vehicle accident, call Cullotta Law Offices at 847-651-7191 for a free consultation.
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