5 People Injured in Suspected Drunk Driving Crash Near Taco Bell on E. Grant Highway
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.
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Drunk Driver Injury Lawsuits in Illinois
Attorney Jeff Gibson of Wagner Reese represents people who have been injured by drunk drivers and helps them recover the financial compensation they need and deserve. Jeff 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:
- the person who caused the injury was intoxicated at the time,
- the vendor provided alcohol to the intoxicated person,
- the alcohol consumed by the intoxicated person caused their intoxication,
- the injuries were at least partly caused from this intoxication, and
- the injured person suffered personal injuries or property damage as a result.
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.
The 19800 Block of East Grant Highway in Marengo, IL
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