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Fatal Illinois accident involves teens, alleged drunk driver

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Monday, November 11, 2013.

A highlight of many teenagers’ lives is having the ability to go out with friends and driving on their own. However, if the driver that a person gets in the car with has been drinking, a situation that should have been enjoyable can turn into a deadly incident. Even if only one vehicle is involved, a drunk driver could lose control of a vehicle, and serious injuries or death could occur if an accident takes place.

A similar situation happened in Illinois after a 19-year-old driver reportedly lost control of his vehicle and collided with a pole. The driver and another passenger were injured and taken to an area hospital, and reports state that the injured passenger is currently in intensive care. Another passenger in the vehicle sustained fatal injuries after apparently being ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence. The investigation into the accident is currently on-going. It is unclear at this time whether more charges will be filed in relation to the fatal accident, but more information could be made available as authorities come to their conclusions.

The family of the deceased victim is undoubtedly distraught after losing a loved one at such a young age. These types of accidents are always a tragedy, and the family could be facing difficult emotional and financial times due to the event. They may wish to look into information on Illinois wrongful death laws to determine whether filing a claim could be a prudent step for their circumstances. If the alleged drunk driver is convicted, the chances of success for a claim could increase.

Source: pantagraph.com, Investigation continues into fatal accident in north Normal, No author, Nov. 11, 2013

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