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Peoria, Illinois - Michael Williams Charged in DUI Hit-and-Run That Left 1 Injured at Glen and Sheridan

Glen Ave and Sheridan Road in Peoria
Published: October 18, 2019
By: Joe LaFrance
Last Updated on November 21, 2020

Woman Seriously Injured in DUI Hit-and-Run at Glen Ave and Sheridan Road

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:

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol,
  • Leaving the scene of a crash involving injury,
  • Failure to report crash to police,
  • Aggravated reckless driving,
  • Speeding 35 miles per hour over limit,
  • Disobeying traffic control signal,
  • Operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, and
  • Failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash.
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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, 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:

  • the person who caused the injuries was intoxicated at the time of the crash,
  • the alcohol vendor provided alcohol to the intoxicated person, who then consumed it,
  • this alcohol consumption was the cause of the person’s intoxication,
  • the injuries were at least partially caused by the intoxication, and
  • the injured person suffered personal injuries or property damage.

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.


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