Peoria, IL (June 10, 2020) – A driver and her passenger were injured after their vehicle collided with a guardrail on a Peoria interstate on Tuesday, June 9th. The accident occurred on I-474 at around 4:05 a.m. Local reports revealed that a 34-year-old driver was driving an SUV when the vehicle veered off the road and struck a guardrail.
The crash caused extensive damage to the rail. The driver and one of her five passengers were injured in the collision. The driver was charged with driving under the influence, improper lane usage, and not wearing a seat belt.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
DUI Collisions in Illinois
In 2017, 330 people were killed in drunk driving collisions in Illinois. DUI deaths effectively accounted for 30% of the reported traffic fatalities that year. One person is killed by a drunk driver every 50 minutes in the United States.
In order to recover compensation after a crash, you have to determine that the negligence of another party directly contributed to your injuries. This can be difficult on your own. An experienced Illinois personal injury lawyer can help you construct a strong case and make sure your legal rights are secured.
When you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a car crash, or in any way by the negligence of another person, it’s important to protect your rights. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we believe in providing top-quality legal representation to all our clients to increase their chances of a successful claim. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case today.
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