Chicago, IL (January 28, 2020) – Tuesday, January 28th, a pedestrian was seriously injured after being struck by a car the Gold Coast area of Chicago on the city’s Near North side. The collision occurred around 2:50 a.m. at the 1 block of East Chestnut Street. Local authorities revealed that a man driving a 2003 Toyota Corolla clipped a westbound 2017 Hyundai traveling on East Chestnut Street.
The Toyota veered off the roadway, striking a pedestrian walking on the sidewalk. The pedestrian was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the collision. An investigation into the accident is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
DUI Crashes in Chicago
Drunk drivers are a serious concern on Chicago roadways. Despite the massive awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence, a shocking number of drivers choose to get behind the wheel intoxicated. In 2017, 27,046 people were arrested in Illinois for DUI.
Each year, nearly 28 percent of all fatal crashes in the United States involve drunk drivers. Injured victims often suffer from severe injuries resulting from these collisions. Injured parties should consult with an experienced Chicago DUI crash attorney to discuss their legal options.
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