Illinois Man Fatally Hit By Van While Rescuing Goose From Traffic
A fatal accident occurred on an Illinois highway when a man died while trying to save a goose.
The goose was stranded, and the kindhearted man tried his best to save it. Unfortunately, he lost his life by doing a good deed.
Rateb Argan, a 59-year-old resident of West Chicago, pulled to the side street to rescue the goose. It was stuck on Route 25 during the rush hour on the road.
But a van hit Argan as he took the goose from the southbound lane. The accident happened at around 6 a.m. on April 18.
The impact from the large Chevrolet Express van killed him. Juan Padilla-Regalado, 29-year-old from Elgin, Illinois, was driving the van. The hospital announced Argan dead on arrival.
Illinois man hit, killed by van while trying to help goose out of traffic https://t.co/Tz9jhRQrk6
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Police officers said Argan was still holding the goose when the accident happened., Paramedics arrived at the scene and treated the van’s driver. The police released him afterward, according to Fox News.
Sadly, it is also unclear if the goose survived. The authorities said on Tuesday that it is still uncertain if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash. There are no further reports issued yet.
In light of the tragic accident of the heroic act by the Illinois man saving a goose, it is essential to be aware and alert when on the road at all times. Here are some tips to help avoid accidents and promote responsible behavior on the road.
- Be alert and avoid any distractions when driving. Avoid using your phone, applying makeup, or eating when you’re behind the wheel
- Follow the speed limit at all times and adjust your speed depending on visibility and weather conditions.
- Always be attentive to your surroundings and use turn signals when making turns or changing lanes.
- Be alert and careful around pedestrians and give them the right of way when crossing the road.
- Obey traffic signals and always use designated crosswalks.
- Don’t ever expect a driver can see you or will stop for you.
- Wear reflective or bright clothing, especially at night, to stay visible.
- Never use your phone when crossing the street; be alert to your surroundings.
- Always walk on the side, facing the traffic when walking on a road without a sidewalk.
It’s important to note that road safety is everyone’s responsibility, whether you’re the driver or the pedestrian. Tragic accidents can be avoided with proper caution and attentiveness at all times.