Peoria Co, IL (March 12, 2020) – A driver was charged with DUI following a head-on crash with a semi-truck in Peoria County, Illinois on Tuesday, March 10th. According to the Illinois State Police, the accident occurred on I-74 WB. Demarcco D. Clements, 29, of Peoria, Illinois was driving a Dodge Journey when his vehicle collided with an 18-wheeler at around 11:29 p.m.
Clements reportedly suffered life-threatening injuries from the accident. He was cited for multiple charges, including DUI, driving the wrong way on a one-way street, improper lane usage, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. The status of the truck driver is unknown at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with Demarcco D. Clements and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
DUI Collisions in Illinois
The threats of drunk driving are extremely serious and well-known across the country. Despite increased awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence, many drivers continue to drive while intoxicated. Experts estimate that one out of every four crashes involves a drunk driver.
When you drink and drive, you greatly reduce your ability to make reasonable decisions. Reaction time is impaired significantly, making drivers less able to avoid roadway hazards. Injured parties should consult with a qualified Illinois car crash attorney to discuss options for compensation.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., our legal team understands the law and how to handle personal injury claims. We have the resources to maximize your claim and fight for your legal rights. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case.
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