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Hebron, IL – Man Killed in Drunk Driving Accident on IL-47

by | Aug 25, 2020 | Car Accidents, Injuries

Hebron, IL (August 25, 2020) – A man was killed and another is facing charges for driving under the influence after a deadly car accident in Hebron on Monday, August 23. The collision reportedly took place on IL-47 at around 8:41 p.m. 

According to local reports, two vehicles, a 2012 Chevrolet Cruz and a 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe were traveling southbound on the highway at the time of the crash. The driver of the Chevrolet, Andres Carbajal Bernal from Woodstock, Illinois, collided with the rear of the Hyundai, resulting in both vehicles leaving the roadway. The Hyundai struck a tree, and the Chevrolet overturned due to the impact. 

The 48-year-old driving the Hyundai was pronounced dead at the scene by responding authorities. Bernal was transported to Northwestern Medical Center in McHenry, Illinois for the treatment of sustained injuries. After being released from the hospital, Bernal was charged with four counts of driving under the influence and driving with a suspended driver’s license. 

No further details on the crash are known at this time. An ongoing investigation into the accident is underway. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Deadly DUI Collisions in Illinois 

Hebron, IL - Man Killed in Drunk Driving Accident on IL-47

Drunk driving is a serious issue regarding roadway safety across the country. Every day, an estimated 30 people are killed in drunk driving collisions, an average of one death every 50 minutes. DUI related traffic fatalities have decreased by a third over the past thirty years, but an estimated 10,000 people are killed annually by drunk drivers. In 2016, around 28% of traffic fatalities that year involved drunk drivers, resulting in 10,497 deaths. There are more than 111 million self-reported cases of drunk driving among adults in the United States each year. 

The grief and devastation of losing a loved one due to another’s negligence are nearly unbearable. Surviving family members often take on damages resulting from the accident, and they may be able to recover lost compensation by pursuing a wrongful death claim with the help of an experienced Illinois personal injury attorney. In an Illinois wrongful death claim, a representative of the decedent’s estate — usually a close family member — seeks damages from those at fault for the person’s death to obtain compensation for damages. 

At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we understand the grief and pain that families experience when a family member is killed. While no amount of money can bring back a lost family member, an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can help families address the financial difficulties associated with the accident. Our legal team is dedicated to making sure that each of our clients recovers the compensation they deserve after losing a loved one. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 to see what our Illinois wrongful death lawyers can do for you. 

Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that, to your knowledge, is incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy.

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