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Drunk driving accident claims life of Illinois State student

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

When a young person passes away due to an accident, the event can be felt by family, friends, classmates and others who were connected to the victim. It is always a tragedy to lose a young person, especially when the event could have been prevented. If the event took place due to a drunk driving accident, many people may feel that the fatal incident could very well have been prevented if that driver had not gotten behind the wheel.

An Illinois State University student was recently killed in a two-car accident. According to reports, the driver of a vehicle ran a red light and crashed into another vehicle. The victim and three other individuals were in the second vehicle. It was not reported whether any other injuries were suffered in the accident.

The deceased victim was transported to an area hospital where he died approximately four days later. At this time, the driver of the first vehicle is being held in jail on charges of felony drunk driving. Authorities should continue to investigate the event to determine whether any other charges may be fitting due to the death of the student.

A drunk driving accident is one that many view as a senseless event. They may believe if the other person had not consumed alcohol before driving, then their loved one may not have been killed. Unfortunately, events such as this one take place too often, and innocent lives are lost. The family of the Illinois State University student may wish to look into their legal options and potentially file a wrongful death claim against the driver deemed at fault. If the driver is convicted of felony drunk driving, the chances of success for such a civil claim could increase.

Source: videtteonline.com, “ISU student dies after last weekend’s accident“, Matt Johnson, April 3, 2014

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