Speeding and DUI likely a factor in fatal Illinois car accident

There are many holiday parties at this time of the year, which may lead to an increase of drunk driving incidents on Illinois roadways. Drivers who make the unwise decision to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol increase their chances of injuring others and/or themselves. Recently, three women lost their lives and two others were injured in a car accident after a man may have driven drunk while speeding.

In the early hours of the morning, a sedan was traveling at an unknown speed in suburban Chicago when it crashed into multiple parked cars. The car contained a male driver and four female passengers. With the impact of the crash all of the passengers were thrown from the vehicle. The investigation has not confirmed if any of the passengers were wearing seat belts.

Very sadly, three of the women were killed in the crash. The driver and the surviving passenger were transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment of their injuries. Their conditions are unknown. Authorities have not confirmed if alcohol was a factor in the crash, but it is suspected.

The three deceased victims have left behind grieving families this holiday season. Illinois residents who have lost loved ones in a car accident are within their rights to seek counsel regarding a possible wrongful death lawsuit in civil court. Experienced personal injury attorneys can walk a family through the process of seeking damages for burial costs, medical bills, loss of companionship and other financial losses recognized by applicable laws. 

Source: CBS Chicago, “Three Killed, Two Injured In High-Speed Crash In Posen“, Dec. 15, 2016