Sangamon Co, IL (September 21, 2020) – A man from Springfield, Illinois suffered from potentially life-threatening injuries after being hit by a motor vehicle in Sangamon County on Sunday morning, September 20.
The accident occurred near the Sherman area at around 12:54 a.m. The site of the crash reportedly occurred at the intersection of IL-29 and Geary Road. Initial reports revealed that 53-year-old Robbie L. Bollinger of Greenview, Illinois was traveling southbound on the highway in a red 2009 Chevrolet Silverado at the time of the crash.
For unknown reasons, the vehicle struck 34-year-old Anthony Furgeson of Springfield. Furgeson was reportedly walking south on the highway when he was hit. He was taken to a nearby hospital by ambulance for the treatment of life-threatening injuries.
No further information on the crash has been released. An ongoing investigation into the accident is underway.
Our thoughts are with Anthony Furgeson and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Illinois
There were 5,977 pedestrians killed in collisions across the country in 2017, an average of one death every 88 minutes. Pedestrians are nearly 1.5 times more likely to be killed on a trip compared to a passenger vehicle occupant. In 2012, there were 139 pedestrians killed in collisions across Illinois. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, 4,665 pedestrians suffered injuries in collisions in the state that year.
Pedestrians and cyclists have to share the roadways with other motor vehicles. It is the duty of all drivers to safely share the roads with pedestrians and yield the right of way when necessary. Sadly, too many drivers fail to pay attention to areas like crosswalks, and far too often, serious Illinois pedestrian accidents are the result. In many cases, drivers ignore or refuse to respect when pedestrians have the right of way, and the resulting injuries in the event of an accident can be catastrophic.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, our Illinois pedestrian accident attorneys have more than a century of combined experience fighting for the rights of crash victims in Illinois, and that means we know how to recover the compensation our clients deserve. We have successfully represented clients seriously injured as a result of negligent or reckless motorists, and we will fight diligently to make sure that the driver responsible is held liable for your damages. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 to see what we can do for your case by consulting with a qualified Illinois personal injury lawyer.
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