Woman fatally struck by vehicle, causing multi-vehicle crash in Lisle | Chicago Sun-Times

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Pedestrians have rights to the road also. Drivers may raise defenses if someone is not using the roadway properly. That is why witnesses, videos and accident reconstruction play an important part in these cases.

Wal-Mart faces lawsuit over Illinois Uber slaying | News | WIBQ

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This lawsuit shows that more than the original attacker may face civil damages. The family of the victim must prove that WalMart and its security guards did not act properly. It will be difficult to make this case, however the possibility remains that a jury will agree with their argument and award damages.

62-year-old man dies after Bedford Park crash | Chicago Sun-Times

A 62-year-old man died Tuesday following a crash in southwest suburban Bedford Park.

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Strange sounding accident. Family of person killed in such an accident may sue the driver of the vehicle if it can be proven that the driver was reckless or did not take into account proper safety precautions.

Springfield man, 75, dead after being hit by car

A 75-year-old Springfield man was killed Sunday night after he was hit by a car while trying to cross Peoria Road.David Bogart was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, at Peoria Road and Ardmore Avenue, about a half of a mile south of the Riverside Park entrance. He died of injuries related to the crash, the Sangamon County coroner’s office said Monday afternoon.The driver of the car, a 56-year-old woman who police did not immediately identify, told police she was driving on Peoria Road

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The main issue in a situation when a pedestrian is struck is contributory negligence. This means did the injured person cross the road without taking proper precautions. The actions of the pedestrian may result there being a finding of no money damages in some cases.

UPDATED: Champaign man charged with DUI following crash that killed Mahomet woman | News-Gazette.com

Illinois State Police Trooper Tracy Lillard says today that Esteban J. Tomas has also been charged with not having a valid driver’s license.

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Tragic accident. Do not drink and drive. The problem with cases like this is that the driver did not have a valid license and most likely did not have insurance. The victim’s family will have a difficult time collecting damages if there is no insurance, unless the other driver has a large amount of assets.