Drunk driving on busy Illinois roads continues to be the cause of many injuries and deaths. When drivers take to the roads while impaired by drugs or alcohol, they do not only risk their own lives, but also the lives of other road users. An alleged drunk driving accident on Illinois Route 34 recently caused serious injuries to the drivers of three vehicles that were involved.
The Illinois State Police says the accident occurred in the afternoon of a recent Thursday. The accident report states that two pickup trucks were northbound on Illinois Route 34, when another pickup truck that was southbound on the same road crossed over the center line. This vehicle was operated by a 40-year-old driver, and it collided with the driver's side of the truck driven by a 67-year-old woman. This was followed by an almost head-on crash into the other truck -- operated by a 56-year-old man.