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Lockport, Illinois - Suspected Drunk Driver Andrii Khokhliuk Accused of Causing 2 Crashes, Injuring 2 Women

9th and State Streets in Lockport
Published: January 10, 2020
By: Joe LaFrance
Last Updated on November 21, 2020

2 Women Injured in DUI Head-On Collision at 9th and State Streets in Lockport

Two women were injured in a head-on collision with a suspected drunk driver near the intersection of 9th Street and State Street in Lockport last Friday, January 3.

The alleged drunk driver, 30-year-old Andrii Khokhliuk, had caused another collision just prior to this crash but there were no injuries in that collision, according to the police.

Khokhliuk has been charged with aggravated DUI (combined alcohol and drugs), obstructing justice, obstructing identification, driving with a suspended license, operating an uninsured vehicle, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and reckless driving.

The first crash was reported at around 12:56 p.m. on January 3 and police responded to the scene. During this response, officers received a second call for the head-on collision with injuries at 9th and Summit Streets.

The driver of the second car broke her neck in the injury. Her daughter suffered non-life-threatening injuries and both women were hospitalized.

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Financial Compensation For People Injured by Drunk Drivers in Illinois

Attorney contributor Guy D'Andrea represents people who have been injured by drunk drivers and helps them recover the financial compensation they deserve for the damages they’ve suffered. Here is Brian with some thoughts on the legal rights of those who have been injured by drunk drivers in Illinois:

People who have been injured by drunk drivers often struggle with a variety of personal and financial difficulties as a result of their injuries. This is why it’s extremely important to be aware of your options for financial compensation if you find yourself in this difficult situation.

In all 50 states, drunk drivers can be sued by people they injured in personal injury lawsuits. Additionally, most states, including Illinois, have dram shop laws that allow alcohol vendors to be held liable for injuries caused by their customers if alcohol was served negligently to a customer.

According to the Illinois dram shop law, an alcohol vendor can be sued for injuries caused by a customer if the vendor:

  • provided alcohol to the person who caused the crash and that person consumed it,
  • this alcohol consumption caused the person’s intoxication,
  • injuries were at least partly caused by this intoxication, and
  • someone suffered personal injuries or property damage as a result of this intoxication

If you or someone close to you has been injured by a drunk driver, consider contacting experienced dram shop lawyers to learn more about your legal options.


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