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Chicago, Illinois - Suspected Drunk Driver Causes Fatal Crash On I-57

I-57 & Cicero Ave in Chicago, IL

Ongoing Investigation For Suspected Drunk Driving Crash

WGNTV.com reports that on October 13th around 11:20 p.m., a deadly crash occurred on southbound I-57 at Cicero Avenue in Chicago, IL.

A suspected drunk driver crashed into another vehicle, killing a 23-year-old man and critically injuring a woman in her 20s. The female victim was hospitalized after sustaining life-threatening injuries.

While trying to help with the accident, two IDOT workers were struck and sustained minor injuries.

An investigation is underway. No details about the suspect have been released.

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Can I Sue For Being Hit By A Drunk Driver?

Attorney contributor Brian Kent represents drunk driving crash victims and their families in civil lawsuits. Brian has offered to share some information on the legal rights of these victims and families in Illinois:

It is true that in all states drunk driving crash victims are able to directly file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver. In addition to personal injury lawsuits, these victims may have other legal opportunities depending on where the crash occurred.

In many states, dram shop laws exist which may allow victims injured by drunk drivers to sue the alcohol vendor who sold the driver alcohol prior to the crash. Illinois is one of the states with these third-party liability dram shop laws.

Illinois dram shop law states that an alcohol vendor may be held responsible for injuries or deaths caused by a customer if:

  • they served alcohol to someone who was visibly intoxicated at the time of service, or
  • if they served alcohol to a minor under the age of 21.

Source:

https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/fatal-dui-crash-on-sb-i-57-at-cicero/

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