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Uninsured Drunk Driver Causes Fatal Crash

On March 11, 2018, Timothy McGuire, 37, caused a fatal two-car collision near 167th Street and 80th Avenue in Tinley Park, Illinois at 9:50 p.m. Tinley Park Police have not released exact details of the crash, but did report that McGuire was uninsured and hit another vehicle while intoxicated. As a result of the crash, a passenger in the second car, Armida Reyes, 79, of Tinley Park, was killed. Police also report that McGuire and two other occupants were injured and transported to local hospitals.

Mathys & Schneid Secures $47,500 Settlement in Dooring Lawsuit

Daniel R. Chaidez of Mathys & Schneid recently obtained a $47,500 settlement for a client injured in a bicycle-car crash. The incident happened on July 11, 2015, when our client was riding his bicycle in Chicago and the driver of a parked car opened his door directly in front of the bicyclist. Our client hit the door and suffered a fractured collarbone, but luckily made a quick and full recovery.

How can I show that a driver was texting?

States such as Illinois ban texting while driving, but of course, that does not stop some drivers. Nor do the statistics that show how deadly texting while driving can be. So, it can be especially frustrating when you are injured in a car wreck by someone who was on his or her cellphone.

Drunk Driver Causes Fatal Four-Car Crash

On January 20, 2018, Brian Larson, 36, caused a four-car collision on I-55 just south of I-355 near Bolingbrook, Illinois at 1:52 a.m. Illinois State Police have not released the details of the crash, but did report that Larson was injured and later charged with driving under the influence. As a result of the crash, Carlos Ortiz, 31, Plainfield, was killed.

West Chicago Car Crash Kills 1, Injures 3

On January 7, 2018, a 71-year old West Chicago woman was southbound on Route 59 near Meade Road in West Chicago when she crossed the center dividing line and crashed into two other vehicles. The woman died in the crash while her passenger, a 78 year-old man, was seriously injured and transported to Central DuPage Hospital. The drivers of the two other vehicles were also injured and treated at the scene.

Christmas Day Crash Injures 5

On December 25, 2017, two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision at the 13000 block of Galena Road in Little Rock Township. The Kendall County Sheriff's Office released an online statement explaining that Savaughn Strickland, from Aurora, was westbound on Galena Road when his Chevrolet Trailblazer crossed over the center dividing line and collided head-on with another Trailblazer, driven by 80 year-old Janice Armstrong, also from Aurora.

I-88 Car Crash Leaves One Dead, Injures Another

On December 15, 2017, 4 vehicles were involved in a crash on eastbound I-88 just west of Route 47, near Sugar Grove. Illinois State Police determined that Samuel Gradman, a 19 year-old Northbrook man driving a 2003 Infiniti passenger car, failed to yield to construction equipment on the highway, causing him to strike a Ford pickup truck before losing control and crashing into two parked tollway maintenance trucks.

Mathys & Schneid Files Lawsuit On Behalf Of Injured Passenger

Mathys & Schneid recently filed a lawsuit in Kendall County on behalf of a passenger who was injured in a single-car crash that occurred on August 10, 2017. Our client was one of four passengers in a car when the driver lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree on Douglas Road in Oswego. The lawsuit alleges that the driver of the car drove too fast for conditions, failed to reduce speed to avoid a crash, failed to keep a safe and proper lookout, and failed to keep the car on the road. The lawsuit also alleges that the driver acted willfully and wantonly by driving under the influence.

Watch out for drunk drivers around the holidays

In many towns and cities across the country, law enforcement officials often increase their patrols during the holiday season. Since drinking tends to increase around holidays, given the high number of celebrations and parties, there are often more checkpoints and officers engaged in looking for drunk driving to protect those on the road.

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