On October 8, 2018, Hinigo Olvera, 67, struck and killed a pregnant woman near Lake Street and Park Avenue in Streamwood, Illinois at 7:30 p.m. Authorities say Olvera, who previously faced a DUI charge in 2013, was under the influence while driving his truck when he hit Aries Cobian, age 29, who was helping her cousin push their broken-down car along Lake Street. Cobian was 12 weeks pregnant at the time of the crash.
First responders arrived on the scene and immediately transported Cobian to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, but was pronounced dead later that night. She is survived by her four children, all ranging from 5 months old to 10 years old.
If a loved one was killed or injured by a drunk driver, that driver needs to be held responsible. In order to obtain complete justice, it’s important to have an experienced and compassionate attorney investigating every angle in order to fully compensate you and your family. Your attorney will also be able to preserve evidence to prove to the insurance companies that the at-fault driver was intoxicated and responsible for the crash.
It’s also important to have sufficient uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage (UM/UIM) on your own car insurance policy, just in case you’re involved in a crash with someone who has little to no insurance available. For more information about UM/UIM coverage, please see our blog post on the topic.
Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid continues to handle all types of car, motorcycle and truck accident cases along with wrongful death and other personal injury cases for clients in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Will, and Kendall Counties, including Chicago, Wheaton, Joliet, Geneva and the entire of the Chicagoland area. If you have any questions about your claim, or would like to set up a free consultation, please contact Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid today.