A pedestrian accident resulted in the death of a man on Sunday evening. According to the Madison County Sheriff’s Department, 24-year-old Benjamin George was attempting to cross Homer Adams Parkway in Alton, Illinois when he was struck by a vehicle around 6 p.m. George was transported by ambulance to St. Anthony’s Health Center where he died from his injuries. The Madison County Coroner determined the cause of death to be blunt force trauma. Authorities did not indicate whether the driver of the vehicle remained at the scene or if they were issued a citation. The accident is under investigation.
Traveling by means of walking or bicycling has grown in popularity as individuals are becoming more environmentally conscious. As pedestrian presence increases, so does pedestrian accidents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourage all pedestrians to follow safety precautions to reduce the risk of being struck by a vehicle. Wearing reflective clothing, traveling in well-lit areas, and utilizing crosswalks and sidewalks when available will help prevent a pedestrian accident. However, the majority of pedestrian accidents are caused by the negligence of motorists. Distracted and inattentive driving are the leading causes of pedestrian accidents, and those responsible should be held accountable.
The skilled St. Louis pedestrian accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have handled thousands of accident cases. Our attorneys have over 95 years of experience and will work diligently to hold all negligent parties accountable. We will fight to recover the maximum compensation for you damages while supporting you during the process. Contact our office today for a free consultation.