Abels & Annes

Fatal Illinois wrong way accident – Chicago injury lawyer files lawsuit

It is being alleged that the Clerk of Lynwood was driving while intoxicated when he caused an accident while driving the wrong way on Route 394, and now an Illinois car accident and wrongful death attorney has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a victim’s family.

The defendant’s vehicle reportedly struck two cars while driving the wrong direction on Illinois Highway 394 last Friday, which resulted in the death of a 32-year-old mother of 4 children from Chicago. The lawsuit alleges the clerk was careless and negligent when he drove a 2008 Ford Taurus the wrong way.

The victim’s family is being represented by Attorney Joe Vitu of Chicago. The lawsuit was filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County.

The Illinois State Police have reportedly charged the defendant with DUI and disobeying a traffic control device. No additional charges have been filed yet by the Cook County States Attorneys Office, however it is very possible that the criminal charges will be upgraded to felonies.

Click here to read the story as reported by CBS News and NWI.com.