KHQA.com reported on August 14th a Natasha McBride was traveling westbound on Broadway St in Quincy, Illinois around 5 p.m.
Another vehicle was driving northbound on 4th Street when McBride ran a red light and crashed into it. This caused multiple other accidents to take place.
Several people sustained injuries and one person died from the crash.
McBride was arrested for aggravated DUI, leaving the scene of an accident with fatalities, driving while license revoked, and reckless homicide.
Attorney contributor Brian Kent represents drunk driving crash victims and their families in civil lawsuits. Brian has offered to share some information on the legal rights of these victims and families in Illinois:
These victims and their families have legal rights, including the right to financial compensation. Of course, direct personal injury lawsuits can be filed against the drunk driver. In addition to this, some states, including Illinois, have dram shop lawsuits that allow alcohol vendors to be held liable for a victim’s injuries in some situations.
Illinois dram shop laws state that an alcohol vendor can be held responsible for injuries or deaths caused by a customer if: