Fatal Pedestrian Accident In Carbondale

There was a fatal pedestrian accident Saturday night (December 5, 2015) in Carbondale, Illinois.

According to the Carbondale Police Department, police responded to the accident scene – approximately 50 yards west of East Main Street and Reeds Station Road – at 8:25 p.m.  Two 18-year-old men had been struck by a car westbound on East Main Street, as they went onto the roadway from the north.

The two pedestrians were taken to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale for treatment of life-threatening injuries.  One of the men died at that hospital; the other man died after being flown to a St. Louis hospital.

The driver of the car was not injured during this fatal pedestrian accident.

An excerpt from the December 6, 2015 kfvs12.com article titled “2 pedestrians killed after being hit by car in Carbondale, IL“:

No citations have been issued at this time.

The City of Carbondale Police Department was assisted in the investigation by the Southern Illinois University Department of Public Safety, The Williamson County Sheriff’s Department, the Jackson County Ambulance Service and the Jackson County Coroner’s Office.

The investigation into this Southern Illinois fatal pedestrian accident is ongoing.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the kfvs12.com article mentioned above, as well as the December 7 thesouthern.com article titled “Two pedestrian teens killed in Carbondale wreck.”


Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Joseph Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine the potential of a personal injury lawsuit.

Elman Joseph Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Joseph Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ year period, Elman Joseph Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Joseph Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Joseph Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Joseph Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Joseph Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is an Illinois personal injury law firm that concentrates in Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.)

Scroll to Top