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Alcohol suspected in Illinois car accident that killed passenger

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Friday, November 6, 2015.

Drunk driving can cause serious accidents at any time. It was recently reported that alcohol was suspected in a car accident that took place in Illinois. Apparently there were four occupants in a pickup truck when the driver of the truck failed to remain on the roadway. Reports indicate that rather than turning left or right at an intersection, the driver continued traveling straight when the road ended.

Leaving the roadway caused the truck to collide with a tree and then with a house. The owners of the home were apparently not inside when the accident took place. Alcohol is suspected to have played a role in the accident because alcohol was found among the wreckage of the truck. There was no additional information available regarding whether any charges for DUI had been filed.

The incident resulted in injuries to the occupants of the truck. One passenger suffered fatal injuries, and it was reported that he was 17 years old. The three other individuals in the truck were treated at a hospital and later released. Authorities are continuing to investigate the incident, and additional information may be reported later.

Because this car accident resulted in the death of a passenger, the victim’s family may wish to explore their legal options. Seeking compensation may be a warranted action under the circumstances, and filing a wrongful death claim against the driver considered at fault could assist in that endeavor. Information on the process for filing civil claims in Illinois may prove beneficial to interested parties.

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