A local village clerk plead not guilty this week to charges stemming from a deadly car accident involving drunk driving. Blog readers are aware of the crash which struck in early February.
The man remains free after posting 10% of a $250,000 bond-a common occurrence in accidents of these kinds. The defendant was still recovering from his own injuries resulting from the accidents for which is charged with aggravated driving under the influence and reckless homicide.
According to the Northwest Indiana Times, the Chicago car crash occurred in the southbound lanes of Illinois Route 394. Reports indicate that the village clerk was in a city owned vehicle when he crashed head-on which another vehicle. The second vehicle was overturned in the center median, killing one of the passengers. The clerk’s car then hit a third vehicle, severely injuring that car’s driver.
The family of the victim has filed a Chicago wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent driver and the village which owned the vehicle. The Chicago car crash suit is in its initial stages and has yet to work its way into court.
Drunk driver remains a problem of troubling proportions. The statistics are always sobering. Last year over 250 Illinoisans were killed in alcohol-related crashes. Nationwide around 11,000 people die yearly because of drunk drivers. Over 1/3 of all car crashes have alcohol-impaired driving as a cause.
Our Chicago injury lawyers at Levin & Perconti urge all drivers to be smart and safe on the roads at all times. Use designated drivers. Take a cab. Use public transit. Walk to close locations. The consequences are too high to risk harming yourself, a loved one, or a fellow traveler. If you happen to get caught in the crosshairs of the negligence of another driver, be sure to contact our car accident lawyers to protect your legal interests.
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