A woman was seriously injured and the other driver was arrested following a DUI hit-and-run collision at the intersection of Glen Avenue and Sheridan Road in Peoria on Monday, October 14.
First responders were called to the scene of the crash at around 1:45 a.m. Monday morning. Upon arrival, they found one driver who was trapped in her vehicle. The other driver had fled the scene of the crash. The entrapped driver was freed by firefighters, who used hydraulic tools to remove her from the vehicle.
The woman suffered a broken rib and a possible concussion in the crash. Paramedics brought her to OSF St. Francis Medical Center for treatment.
Michael Williams was found at North Jayar Drive in the backseat of the vehicle, which was running in the driveway. He was arrested and has been charged with several offenses, including:
Attorney contributor Brian Kent represents people who have been injured by drunk drivers, helping them secure the financial compensation they need and deserve. Here’s Brian with some general information on the options for hit and run by drunk driver settlements and compensation available to people injured by drunk drivers in Illinois:
If you’ve been injured in a crash caused by a drunk driver, it’s important to be aware of your right to financial compensation. Depending on the circumstances of your crash, you may have grounds for two different types of lawsuits.
The first is a personal injury lawsuit, which is available for people injured by drunk drivers in all 50 states. Additionally, Illinois and most other states have dram shop laws, which allow alcohol vendors to be held liable for injuries caused by their customers in certain situations.
According to Illinois dram shop laws, people injured by drunk drivers may have grounds for a lawsuit against the alcohol vendor that served the drunk driver if:
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries after being hit by a drunk driver, you can learn more about your options for financial compensation in a free consultation with one of our experienced drunk driving injury victims lawyers.