NBC Chicago News reported last week on a car accident that left two high school students injured.
According to police the accident occurred around lunchtime near the Lane Tech campus at the corner of Addison and Western. A 61-year old driver was at the intersection when he apparently “blacked out” while behind the wheel. As a result the car left the road and hit two high school girls who were walking nearby. After that the car careened into the side of a sandwich shop. Investigators believe that it is fortunate that more students were not harmed by the out of control vehicle.
One of the injured girls suffered a broken ankle while the other suffered a series of less serious injuries. Both were in the hospital for a short while but have been released. The negligent driver was cited by the police for this driving.
It is difficult to read any car accident story involving injured youth. It is also difficult to understand how anyone could engage in this type of extreme, reckless driving. However, the sad reality is that our roads are filled with many drivers who continually engage in conduct that places themselves, their children, and all other drivers at extreme risk. Our Chicago car accident attorneys at Levin & Perconti encourage everyone to not only operate their own vehicles with caution but to also vigilantly monitor all other potentially negligent drivers. It is vital to contact a car crash lawyer to help guide you through all the legal issues if you are involved in one of these incidents.
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