An Illinois man was attempting to cross a street in Chicago when he was struck down by a car recently. The Friday car accident caused the victim to suffer severe injuries. The motorist who struck the man faces serious criminal charges and may also face possible civil liability for his actions to the victim.
An Illinois man tragically lost his life in the early-morning hours of April 30. Reports say the 54-year-old was driving to work when he was killed by an intoxicated wrong-way driver. The fatal accident forced the closure of a busy Illinois highway as police investigated the scene and responders cleared debris from the road.
A recent head-on crash near Freeburg will likely result in DUI and marijuana charges for a 20-year-old woman. She suffered serious head injuries, according to authorities. The police were waiting for the woman to be released from the hospital to charge her for her role in the head-on collision.
A Belleville, Illinois, man has pled guilty in a deadly drunk driving car accident that left one man dead and another seriously injured. The accident happened Dec. 10, 2010. The man's guilty plea was accepted in St. Clair County Circuit Court. The driver of the car, a 19-year-old man, pleaded to reckless homicide as well as aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol. The man injured in the car accident was a passenger in the accused man's vehicle.