Chicago, IL (January 16, 2020) – A suspected drunk driver struck a CTA bus on Wednesday, January 15th, in Chicago. The crash resulted in seven people being taken to the hospital. The collision took place in the Tri-Taylor neighborhood near the intersection of Damen Avenue and Taylor Street.
At around 11:30 p.m., a black BMW X3 was speeding down Damen Avenue SB when it collided with a CTA bus making a left turn onto Taylor Street. The BMW came to a stop after hitting a pole. Of the 13 passengers on the bus, five men and two women were transported to Stroger Hospital.
The man, described only as a 26 year old, that was driving the BMW was taken into custody under suspicion of DUI. An investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Chicago Drunk Driving Crashes
Due to awareness campaigns implemented by local and state governments, everyone knows the risks associated with drunk driving. However, far too many drivers continue to choose to get behind the wheel after a night out. Studies have found that nearly every American will be involved in a drunk driving accident at least once during their lifetime.
In 2016, drunk driving crashes accounted for 28 percent of all roadway fatalities. These crashes result in countless injuries each year. In some cases, injured parties may be eligible for compensation.
An experienced Chicago DUI crash lawyer can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. has helped countless victims obtain fair compensation for their injuries. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case today.
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