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Knox County, IL - Three People Hospitalized After Suspected DUI Crash On Blaze road

Blaze Road East Of County 9 Road in Knoxville, IL
Published: October 25, 2020
By: Kennady Schuster
Last Updated on November 20, 2020

Ongoing Investigation For Suspected DUI Crash

According to Galesburg.com, on October 23rd around 12:45 a.m. Kyle Woodside was driving on Blaze Road near County Road 9 when he swerved his vehicle to the right.

Woodside tried to turn back onto the road and overturned his vehicle. He was ejected from the vehicle and was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

The two passengers were also taken to the hospital but for non-life-threatening injuries.

Woodside was charged with driving under the influence, failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash, improper lane usage, and failure to wear a seat belt.

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Financial Compensation For Victims Of Drunk Driving Accidents

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:

In every state victims injured in drunk driving accidents or family members of victims killed in drunk driving accidents may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver who caused the crash. Additionally, under certain circumstances, some states may allow these victims to sue the alcohol vendor who provided the driver alcohol prior to the crash.

This is known as a third-party liability dram shop lawsuit. In Illinois, the 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://www.galesburg.com/news/20201023/three-hospitalized-after-dui-crash-friday-morning

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