Red Bud, IL (June 19, 2020) – A pedestrian was hospitalized after being involved in a collision in Red Bud on Wednesday night, June 17th. According to local sources, the crash occurred at the intersection of Catherine Drive and West Market Street at around 8 p.m. A 2006 GMC truck collided with a 2019 Infiniti while making a left turn at the intersection.
The driver of the truck, Steven Dus, 66, of Maryville, Illinois, reported that he was blinded by the sun, causing him to strike the Infiniti driven by Guice Strong, 69, of Murphysboro, Illinois. The impact caused Strong’s vehicle into a driveway where it struck a pedestrian. The pedestrian, identified as James Cowell, 73, of Red Bud, was hospitalized.
No other injuries were reported. Local authorities are currently investigating the accident.
Our thoughts are with James Cowell and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Pedestrian Crashes in Illinois
There were a reported 5,977 pedestrians killed in car accidents in 2017. That year, a pedestrian was killed in a collision every 88 minutes, on average. More than 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency rooms.
Pedestrians and cyclists have to share the roadways with other motor vehicles. Sadly, too many drivers fail to pay attention to areas like crosswalks, causing serious accidents. In many cases, drivers ignore or refuse to respect when pedestrians have the right of way.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, our Chicago pedestrian accident attorneys have more than a century of combined experience fighting for the rights of crash victims in Illinois. We have successfully represented clients seriously injured as a result of negligent or reckless motorists. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 to see what we can do for your case.
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