Wilmington, IL (December 4, 2019) – The mayor of Braidwood, Illinois, Robert Jones, 58, was arrested for driving under the influence after being involved in a three-vehicle collision. The incident took place in Wilmington, Illinois on Sunday, November 24th. The incident occurred near the intersection of IL-53 and Coal City Road.
Jones reportedly rear-ended a vehicle waiting at the intersection, causing the impacted car to strike another vehicle. Two female passengers in Jones’ vehicle were transported to nearby medical facilities for treatment. The driver of the second vehicle was also injured in the crash.
Jones was later arrested under charges of DUI. An investigation into the collision is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Illinois Drunk Driving Crashes
Drunk drivers are involved in nearly one-third of all reported traffic accidents across the United States. Studies have found that nearly every American will be involved in a crash with a drunk driver at least once during their lifetime. These drivers are liable to cause serious injuries due to their reckless actions behind the wheel.
28 percent of all fatal collisions in 2016 involved a drunk driver. That year, more than 10,000 people were killed in DUI collisions. Injured victims may be able to recover lost compensation with the help of an Illinois auto accident lawyer.
You need an experienced law firm on your side when pursuing lost compensation. The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. can help maximize your chances of a successful claim. Call us today at (312) 425-0401 if you have been unfairly injured by a drunk driver.
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