A serious DUI car accident resulted in the death of a woman and injured two others in Chicago. The accident happened during the very early hours on Friday on Interstate 94. According to the Illinois State Police, a man was operating a vehicle northbound when he collided with a concrete wall of the express lanes near 31st street. The driver and two passengers, including a 2-year-old child, were transported by ambulance to the hospital. The passenger of the vehicle, 29-year-old Chalan V. Peterson, died from her injuries a few hours after the crash. The driver and the toddler are believed to have non-life threatening injuries. The police charged the driver with driving under the influence, and the investigation is ongoing.
Despite the numerous statistics and education all drivers receive, regarding the risks of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, millions of individuals commit this crime regularly. Driver negligence is the most common cause of auto accidents, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is the most reckless. The effects of a DUI accident can cause lifelong physical and emotional injuries, as well as death. There are around 28 victims killed in DUI crashes every day, according to Mother’s Against Drunk Driving. To ensure that drivers that commit DUI are held completely responsible for their actions, it is important to consult a skilled DUI accident attorney.
The St. Louis auto accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have witnessed the effects of DUI accidents. Our attorneys have handled thousands of accident cases and know how devastating it can be to suffer life-altering injuries or the loss of a loved one. We are passionate about holding all negligent drivers responsible for their actions and recovering the maximum compensation available for your damages. Contact our office today to receive a free consultation regarding your accident.