Kendall Co, IL (November 26, 2020) – A Naperville couple and their child were injured in a serious collision involving an alleged drunk driver in Kendall County on Wednesday, November 25.
Local authorities were dispatched to the scene of the crash at the intersection of Ridge Road and US-52 in the Seward Township area at around 12:20 a.m. that morning. Local sources revealed that 41-year-old Pankaj Gupta and 43-year-old Deepti Gupta of Naperville, Illinois were traveling with their infant when they were struck by a vehicle driven by 37-year-old William O. Merlos Diaz of Chicago.
All three passengers traveling in the first vehicle were taken to Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Joliet by Minooka Fire Protection District paramedics. Diaz was cited for driving under the influence. No further information is currently available at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
Our thoughts are with Pankaj Gupta, Deepti Gupta, the other injured victim, and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Drunk Driving Crashes in Illinois
Drunk driving is a serious concern across the United States. Statistics show that one out of every three Americans will be involved in a drunk driving crash at least once during their lifetime. There are nearly 30 people killed each day by drunk drivers nationwide, an average of one death every 50 minutes. More than 10,000 people are killed in deadly DUI collisions across the United States each year. In 2016, drunk driving crashes were involved in nearly 29% of traffic fatalities.
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 312-386-7683 to see what we can do for you.
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