Oswego, IL (December 24, 2019) – A teenage driver from Yorkville, Illinois is facing charges after hitting three vehicles and injuring drivers in a Target parking lot in Oswego, Illinois on Saturday, December 21st. The accident occurred at the 3020 block of US-34 (Walter Peyton Memorial Highway) at around 1 p.m. Initial reports revealed that Lauren Franklin, 18, cut through the parking lot, colliding with three cars in the process.
Franklin reportedly struck two SUVs and a sedan, injuring three drivers. Franklin’s own vehicle somehow turned over during the incident. The at-fault motorist was charged with a class A misdemeanor of reckless driving.
Franklin is currently awaiting a court date. Local officials are conducting an investigation into the crash.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Reckless Driving Crashes in Illinois
Reckless drivers plague the roadways of Illinois. These motorists can inflict serious injury or even death to unsuspecting victims. Nearly 33 percent of all fatal crashes involve reckless drivers.
Being injured in a crash can be traumatic. The resulting damages can impact a victim’s life significantly and make recovery difficult. A qualified Illinois car crash lawyer can help injured parties pursue legal compensation.
Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that, to your knowledge, is incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy.
Disclaimer: As members of the local Chicago and broader Illinois community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. You should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.