The Republic reported on the latest developments in a criminal case stemming from a 2008 truck accident. The Illinois trucking crash involved a hit-and-run driver and took the lives of a father and his infant son.
Blog readers are well aware of the details of this high profile case. A negligent truck driver was behind the wheel of a tow truck in November 2008. The man had been drinking before the accident. His truck came upon the stopped car of the two victims. Their vehicle had run out of fuel and they were parked on the side of the road. The infant was fastened inside the vehicle while the father was outside inspecting the situation.
The truck driver did not properly take the stopped car into account, ultimately slamming into it. The car was pushed onto the father outside, crushing him. The infant inside suffered severe injuries in the impact and died shortly afterwards.
Afterwards, the family of the victims filed an Illinois truck crash lawsuit against the negligent parties.
The criminal trial of the driver concluded last week. The 45-year old man was found guilty on charges of aggravated driving under the influence and leaving the scene of the accident. The driver’s sentence is pending following a sentencing hearing to occur at a later date.
Our Illinois truck crash lawyers at Levin & Perconti have worked with many families like the ones in this case. We seek to ensure that the surviving loved ones of these tragic incidents have their legal rights respected and protected. We have reached record settlements in many areas and are committed to faithfully advocating on behalf of all those suffering from trucking negligence. Please contact our truck accident attorneys today to share your story and learn what can be done.
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