Three adults and two children were injured in what police suspect was a drunk driving crash near the Taco Bell on East Grant Highway Thursday afternoon. 45-year-old Chad Morin has been charged with driving under the influence and improper lane usage.
The Marengo Police Department and Marengo Fire and Rescue District responded to the scene of a rollover crash at around 3:20 p.m. on Thursday. According to the police, a maroon Honda SUV driven by Morin left the roadway and crashed into a silver Ford SUV, causing the Ford to roll over.
One of the vehicles also struck the Taco Bell sign during the crash and caused minor damage.
Two adults and two children in the Ford were hospitalized with injuries. Morin was also sent to an area hospital with injuries. All five people have since been treated and released.
Attorney Brian Kent represents people who have been injured by drunk drivers and helps them recover the financial compensation they need and deserve, understanding the potential for settlement after being hit by a drunk driver. Brian has some information to share on the legal rights of those who have been injured after getting hit by drunk drivers in Illinois:
If you’ve recently been injured after being struck by a drunk driver, you may be struggling with serious financial and personal difficulties. During this difficult time, it’s important to be aware of your legal options, including potential lawsuits. In Illinois and many other states, both drunk drivers and negligent alcohol vendors can be held liable for injuries suffered in DUI crashes.
Drunk drivers can be held liable through personal injury lawsuits, while alcohol vendors can be sued in dram shop lawsuits. Each dram shop state has their own requirements for suing an alcohol vendor. According to Illinois dram shop laws, an alcohol vendor can be sued for injuries caused by a customer if:
You can learn more about recovering financial compensation after being injured by a drunk driver with a call to our experienced DUI injury victims lawyers for a free consultation.