Two separate car accidents struck in the suburbs of Chicago this weekend which resulted in two deaths, according to the Chicago Examiner.
First, an Orland Hills man, Robert Caputo was driving while drunk on Interstate 80 near Parker Road on Sunday afternoon. While driving under the influence in his pickup truck, Caputo eventually slammed into another vehicle. That other vehicle was forced off the road and into a ditch. After stopping in the ditch the car burst into flames, killing the unidentified driver.
Second, early on Sunday morning, around 2:30 a.m., Alonso Huerta-Perez was driving with five other men in a car in West Chicago. He was traveling along Lester Street, and he failed to stop at a stop sign as he came upon the Route 59 intersection. As a result, his car slammed into the one driven by a 27-year old Schaumburg man. The other driver died following the impact.
Huerta-Perez and the five other men all ran from the accident scene following the crash, but police caught up with him shortly after. Investigations are still underway to determine if he was under the influence of any substances at the time of the wreck.
Our Chicago car accident attorneys at Levin & Perconti send sincere condolences to the friends and family of the victims of these car accidents. Each day our lawyers hear of more death and destruction on the roads, often caused by negligent or impaired drivers. While traffic safety is improving in many ways, there is still much to be done to ensure that no future victims suffer at the hands of preventable driving mistakes.