Chicago, IL (January 30, 2020) – A man has been charged for seriously injuring a pedestrian on Tuesday, January 28th, in Gold Coast on the Near North side of Chicago. The accident happened near the time of 2:50 a.m. when an eastbound 2003 Toyota Corolla clipped a westbound 2017 Hyundai at the 1 block of Chestnut Street. The driver of the Corolla, Kenneth Ida, 25, then veered right, hitting a pedestrian.
Ida’s Corolla jumped onto the sidewalk, striking a 50-year-old man. The injured pedestrian was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition. Ida remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.
Ida is being accused of drunk driving and striking a pedestrian. An investigation into the crash is being handled by local law enforcement.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
DUI Collisions in Chicago
Drunk driving crashes are a significant contributor to serious crashes in Chicago. Across the state, 27,046 people were arrested for driving under the influence in 2017. A majority of DUI offenders are males under the age of 35.
From 2003 to 2012, 3,866 people were killed by drunk drivers in Illinois. These accidents often leave victims with severe injuries and long-term damages. Injured victims should consult with a qualified Illinois DUI crash attorney to pursue legal compensation.
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