Drivers are only human, which means it is possible a person may make a mistake on the road which could cause a collision. One of the most dangerous mistakes a driver can make is to drive while under the influence of alcohol. When a person is intoxicated, he or she loses valuable motor skills and coordination which could cause a driver to wreck his or her vehicle. Apparently, this seems to have been the case in a recent truck accident in Illinois.
The driver of a passenger car was traveling on the road in mid-November in the early evening when the collision happened. Apparently, the 34-year-old driver crossed over the center line and into oncoming traffic. He ended up smashing into a pickup truck that was traveling in the opposite direction.
All those involved in the incident received treatment at the scene of the crash while also declining to be taken to the hospital. It turns out that the driver of the passenger car that crossed into oncoming traffic may have been intoxicated when the incident occurred. He was later charged with DUI, improper usage of lanes and not having valid vehicle insurance. The man later posted bond in order to be released from jail.
Although those who were injured by the man’s alleged mistake declined to visit the hospital, they may still have legal recourse under Illinois law. If they believe that the man acted negligently, they have the right to pursue compensation for their suffering. If their claim is successful, the plaintiffs may receive compensation for the injuries they sustained in the truck accident.
Source: kfvs12.com, “Illinois man facing DUI charges after two vehicle crash“, James Long, Nov. 16, 2014