Knox, IL (October 25, 2020) – Early on Friday morning, October 23, three people were injured following an alleged drunk-driving collision in Knox Township.
According to local sources, a 2002 silver Chevrolet driven by 23-year-old Kyle J. Woodside of Wataga, Illinois was traveling westbound on Blaze Road at the time of the crash. For unknown reasons, the vehicle veered to the right and left the roadway near County Highway 9 at around 12:42 a.m. The driver overcorrected, causing the vehicle to overturn onto its passenger side.
Woodside was reportedly ejected from the vehicle and hospitalized for the treatment of serious injuries. Both passengers in the vehicle, identified as 22-year-old Noah T. Hillier of Knoxville, Illinois and 23-year-old Kayla A. Butler of Galesburg, Illinois, were also injured in the accident. Woodside was cited for driving under the influence and failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with Kyle J. Woodside, Noah T. Hillier, Kayla A. Butler, and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Drunk Driving Accidents in Illinois
Drunk driving is a serious issue across the entire United States. One out of every three people is expected to be involved in a drunk-driving accident at least once during their lifetime. Each day, an estimated 30 people are killed by drunk drivers, with one person dying every 50 minutes on average. More than 10,000 people are killed annually by drunk drivers in the United States. In 2016, 10,497 people were killed in DUI collisions, accounting for nearly 28% of roadway fatalities that year.
Dealing with the aftermath of a serious Illinois car crash is a long and frustrating process, and many crash victims are unprepared to protect their rights. The financial impact of medical care, repair bills, and lost wages can be extremely disruptive to our lives and leave accident victims in a difficult financial and emotional situation. Unfortunately, when victims depend solely on insurance companies to recover lost compensation, they often feel even more alone and confused, making the situation even worse.
That is why you need a qualified Illinois car crash attorney fighting for your rights after being injured in an Illinois car accident. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients, and we have a proven track record of helping the people of Illinois recover after a serious car accident. If you have been unfairly injured in an Illinois auto accident, give one of our qualified personal injury attorneys a call today at (312) 425-0401 to see what we can do for you.
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