Chicago, IL (August 6, 2020) – A woman was killed following an alleged drunk driving accident in the Hyde Park area of Chicago on Sunday evening, August 2. The collision took place at the 5700 block of S. Lake Shore Drive at around 8:30 p.m. when the driver of a 2015 Nissan Rogue lost control of the vehicle and crashed.
According to local sources, the sport-utility vehicle was reportedly traveling at 90 miles per hour when it jumped a curb and slammed into a tree. The driver of the Nissan was later identified as 29-year-old Ignacio Soriano-Saldivar. Both Soriano-Saldivar and his front-seat passenger, 28-year-old Rebecca Bordenaro, were injured in the accident and transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment.
Initial reports revealed that Soriano-Saldivar did not attempt to break until immediately before the crash. Witnesses at the scene contacted 911 and waited for emergency responders to arrive. The couple was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center where Bordenaro later succumbed to her injuries.
Toxicology tests showed that Soriano-Saldivar had a blood alcohol content level of 0.14, nearly twice the legal limit. Soriano-Saldivar reportedly had previous convictions of driving under the influence.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials, and more details will be released as it continues.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Rebecca Bordenaro at this time.
Fatal Drunk Driving Accidents in Chicago
A total of 10,497 people were killed in drunk driving collisions across the United States in 2016, accounting for nearly 28% of traffic fatalities that year. Each year, there are more than 111 million self-reported instances of drunk driving among adults in the country. Almost 30 people are killed by drunk drivers across the country each day, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. These catastrophic accidents are completely preventable, and many deadly collisions could be avoided if drivers abstained from drinking and driving.
Family members are often left reeling after a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to the negligence of another, and recovering can be a difficult battle for surviving family members who are left to pick up the pieces. It is only natural to want to grieve, and pursuing a lawsuit is usually the least of their concerns. However, an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can potentially help your family recover financial compensation resulting from your devastating loss.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients after they have suffered the loss of a dear family member. Our Chicago wrongful death attorneys can support your family through this difficult time and bring you some peace of mind while making sure that the at-fault party is held responsible. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Illinois car accident.
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