Riverside, IL (February 6, 2020) – A woman that was reportedly under the influence of PCP is facing several charges after causing a multi-vehicle collision in Riverside, Illinois on Monday, February 3rd. The collision took place at the 1600 block of South Harlem Avenue when Rashawna E. Beachem, 34, of Chicago rammed another vehicle and then crashed near the intersection of Harlem Avenue and Ogden Avenue.
Local sources revealed that Beachem believed that the vehicle ahead of her was trafficking young girls for prostitution due to her drug-induced state. She reportedly accelerated upon reaching the intersection, colliding with three vehicles. Local authorities were notified of a crash with injuries and responded to the scene at around 5:25 a.m.
Beachem is facing charges for reckless driving, following too closely, failure to avoid an accident, no insurance, and resisting a police officer. An ongoing investigation is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Drugged Driving Crashes in Illinois
Driving under the influence of any drug, even prescription medications, can be dangerous. The National Survey on Drug Use Survey found that an estimated 12.6 people ages 16 or older drove under the influence of illicit drugs in 2017. This is incredibly negligent behavior and a serious risk to the safety of everyone on the road.
If you’re impaired, you can’t drive safely. That’s why it’s illegal all across the United States to drive under the influence of any drug or narcotic. Those injured by a drugged driver should consult with a skilled Illinois car crash lawyer to recover lost compensation.
The team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to ensure that your case is treated fairly. We will represent your rights and maximize your potential compensation. Contact us today at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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