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DUI car accident leads to 2 wrongful deaths in Naperville

An early morning crash over the weekend left two men in their early twenties dead while the driver was able to swim to safety. Preliminary investigations indicate a 2007 Chevy Impala was driving on Aurora Avenue and Eagle Street where the vehicle left the roadway. The Impala then crashed through a fence, traveled down an embankment and plunged into a Naperville Park District quarry lagoon, located across the street from the Naperville Municipal center. The two victims were unable to escape the vehicle and drowned.

The driver of the vehicle was arrested after being released from Edward Hospital and charged with four counts of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol causing the death of another. The driver was also charged with two counts of reckless homicide.

Naperville Police Department's Traffic Unit responded to the scene knocking down chain-link fences and securing the perimeter to preserve any evidence.   Further investigation into the accident is still pending at this time.

Unfortunately, DUI related fatalities are one of the leading causes of traffic deaths in Illinois. In 2012, Mothers against Drunk Driving (MADD) reported 321 alcohol related traffic deaths in Illinois. This represented 34% of all total traffic deaths, an increase of 15% from 2011. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a drunken driving incident, please contact our office for a free legal consultation.

The attorneys at Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid are committed to representing people who have been seriously injured and incur significant medical expenses as a result of DUI related car accidents.  Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid continue to handle car accidents and all types of other personal injury cases in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Will and Kendall Counties and all throughout the Chicagoland area.

Sources:

http://napervillesun.suntimes.com/2014/07/19/two-men-dead-naperville-dui-quarry-drowning/

http://www.madd.org/drunk-driving/state-stats/Illinois.html

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