Oregon, IL (October 17, 2020) – On Tuesday, October 13, a man was killed after being involved in a collision with an alleged drunk driver in Oregon.
According to local reports, 37-year-old Andrew Long of Lead, Illinois was traveling in a 2007 Saturn when he was struck by a 2016 Dodge pickup truck driven by 33-year-old Scott Fisher of Mt. Morris, Illinois. For unknown reasons, Fisher’s truck crossed the centerline near the 1700 block of Washington Street, colliding head-on with Long’s vehicle.
Local authorities revealed that the deadly accident occurred at around 8:35 p.m. that evening. Long sustained fatal injuries in the crash. Fisher was charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, improper lane usage, and failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision.
No further information is available at this time. An ongoing investigation into the deadly accident is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Andrew Long at this time.
Deadly Drunk Driving Crashes in Illinois
Drunk driving is a serious safety issue across the United States. There are nearly 30 people killed daily in drunk driving crashes across the country, an average of one death every 50 minutes. More than 10,000 people are killed annually by drunk drivers nationwide. In 2016, there were 10,497 reported drunk driving fatalities, accounting for nearly 28% of reported traffic fatalities that year.
A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought by a family member when a loved one has died due to the negligent behavior of another person. There are many potential situations that may warrant a wrongful death suit in Illinois, including a car accident, medical malpractice, or even nursing home negligence. Illinois state law allows a victim’s family or estate to recover compensation in the event of a wrongful death in order to recover from damages resulting from the loss of a loved one.
If you believe that your loved one’s death may have been caused by another person’s negligence, you need to consult with an experienced Illinois wrongful death attorney. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. will make sure that your interests and legal rights are protected through every step of the legal process, and our years of experience means we can help you construct a strong case. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 if you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly Illinois car accident.
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