Chicago, IL (January 20, 2020) – A man has been charged with driving under the influence after being involved in a crash that critically injured his 4-year-old daughter on Saturday evening, January 18th. The crash happened in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago around 6:00 p.m. The man, identified as Kevin Scott, 40, hit a utility box and then a tree at the 5900 block of South Halstead Street.
Scott was charged with DUI, failing to reduce speed, operating an uninsured vehicle, and a child restraint violation. After crashing his Nissan Altima, his daughter was transported to Comer’s Children Hospital in critical condition. She reportedly had to be extricated from the vehicle with the jaws and life and was put on a respirator after the crash.
Scott was hospitalized at the University of Chicago Medical Center. A continued investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Illinois Drunk Driving Crashes
When drivers get behind the wheel while intoxicated, that is considered extremely reckless behavior. These drivers are responsible for nearly 28 percent of all fatal crashes each year. In 2016, more than 10,000 people were killed in drunk driving collisions across the United States.
We all know how dangerous drunk driving can be. Drunk drivers can and should be held accountable for their role in a serious crash. Injured parties or their families should contact an experienced Illinois DUI crash attorney to discuss their legal options.
You need an experienced personal injury firm handling your case. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help. If you or a loved one has been injured by a reckless driver, contact us today at 312-386-7683.
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