A West Chicago man has recently been convicted for severely injuring a pedestrian in a DUI accident that occurred in 2010. Stcharles-il.patch.com released that the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office announced a jury convicted the 49-year old of one count of aggravated driving under the influence on Tuesday, a Class 4 felony.
The release states that around 2 a.m. on January 31st, 2010, the man was driving a pickup truck south on Route 31 in St. Charles, Illinois when he made a left turn to travel eastbound on Route 64. He then lost control of his truck and drove onto the sidewalk, striking a pedestrian. Authorities say investigation revealed his blood-alcohol concentration was .170, more than twice the legal limit of .08.
Our Chicago truck accident attorneys learned that the pedestrian from Geneva, Illinois suffered several severe injuries as a result of the accident, including bleeding on her brain, a torn ligament in her right knee a cracked sternum, and a broken finger. The victim testified during trial that she is still recovering from these injuries, stating she continues to experience short-term memory loss and limited mobility and now has to refrain from taking part in a number of activities such as running and skiing. An associate judge at the trial set the driver’s next court appearance for October 12th for post-trial motions and sentencing, which may include probation or between one and twelve years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. The driver currently remains free on $3,000 bond and thus must refrain from possessing or consuming alcohol.
Our Illinois truck accident lawyers understand that accidents involving semi trucks, trailers, pick up trucks, or other large vehicles can result in personal injury and life altering consequences for not only drivers, but also other motorists and pedestrians on the roadway. The driver’s decision to consume alcohol in the above report affected himself and also an innocent pedestrian.
Those involved in a car, motorcycle, or pedestrian accident caused by a truck driver’s reckless or negligence behavior may have legal recourse available to them. If you or someone you know has suffered serious injuries, medical expenses, or property damages as a result of a truck accident, please contact our Chicago accident lawyers at Levin & Perconti. We are prepared to offer you the resources you need to seek legal action and determine what rights may be available to you.