A Chicago man caused a rollover car accident this week after attempting to make a U-turn across three lanes of traffic to get to Hooters.
“He decided he wanted to go to Hooters and decided to make a U-turn” across three lanes of traffic after passing the establishment on the Chicago side of the street, Park Ridge Police Cmdr. Lou Jogmen told the Park Ridge Herald-Advocate. As he made the turn he reportedly collided with the Jeep, causing the vehicle to flip over and land on its roof just west of the restaurant.
Nobody was seriously injured so the incident is worth a small chuckle.
Yet, not only was the driver cited for driving with a suspended license but the improper lane change and improper U-turn are both cited by the State of Illinois as leading causes of aggressive driving accidents.
More than half of all fatal accidents are caused by some form of aggressive driving, according to the AAA foundation.
The driver of the Jeep was not seriously injured and had exited the vehicle before police arrived. Police say they want to present him with a “Saved by the Belt” award for wearing his seat belt at the time of the auto accident.
But the newspaper photo shows that this accident could have easily resulted in serious injuries. And anyone involved in a rollover accident should take the time to be examined by a physician.
Aggressive drivers who cause serious accidents can face fines and jail time, depending on the circumstances.
No word on whether the culprit every made it to Hooters. But it’s safe to say it was way later that he had hoped.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a car accident caused by an aggressive driver, there are things you can do to help protect your rights. The Chicago car accident lawyers at Abels & Annes offer free appointments to discuss your rights. Call (866) 99-ABELS. There is no fee unless you win.