Bartlett, IL (March 28, 2020) – A North Aurora man was charged following a drunk driving collision in Bartlett, Illinois on Tuesday, March 24th. The crash occurred at the intersection of East Lake Street and Oak Avenue at around 7 p.m. According to initial sources, the crash occurred when a man driving a Subaru Crosstrek disobeyed a traffic control device on Oak Avenue and collided with a Chevy Sonic that was making a left turn at the intersection.
The driver of the Subaru was identified as Joshua O. Johnson, 32. The driver of the Chevy was injured and transported to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Johnson was charged with two felony counts of aggravated driving under the influence, as well as multiple other misdemeanor counts.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
DUI Collisions in Illinois
Alcohol-related car accidents can have disastrous consequences. Drunk driving collisions in Illinois often result in serious injuries. In 2009, there were 301 reported alcohol-related fatalities in the state.
That same year, 41 percent of drivers killed in an accident had a blood alcohol content over 0.08. Drinking while driving can greatly increase your chances of being killed in a collision. Injured parties should consult with a qualified Illinois DUI collision attorney.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we’re here to fight for your deserved compensation. It’s our goal that reckless drivers are held accountable for their actions. Contact our law offices at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case today.
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