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1 hurt, 1 killed in DUI crash in McHenry

On Behalf of | Jun 19, 2020 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

When you’re driving, the worst thing that you could imagine happening would be a serious car crash with another driver. Unfortunately, there are people in the world who don’t take their responsibility of driving safely very seriously. Those people may make mistakes that end up putting others’ lives at risk.

Take for example this case involving a 42-year-old man who is now facing criminal charges for the death of another party in a crash he allegedly caused. The victim, a 41-year-old man, died when he was hit head-on by the vehicle being driven by the 42-year-old man. The 42-year-old man had been heading west when he crossed the center line and moved in toward oncoming traffic.

There was another person who was injured, too. A 56-year-old passenger with the victim was also hospitalized following the collision. Sadly, the 41-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver who crossed the center line is facing several charges including reckless homicide, aggravated driving under the influence, murder, aggravated battery and others, according to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy.

It’s tragic when crashes like this end up causing serious injuries or fatalities. In the majority of cases, traffic collisions could have been avoided if the at-fault driver had been obeying the rules of the road.

If you lose a loved one because of a traffic crash or are injured in a crash yourself, it’s important to look into your right to compensation. You may be able to pursue compensation that will help you recover financially from all you’ve been put through because of their mistakes.