A Chicago area auto accident in 2010 has led to a man from Aurora, Illinois been sentenced to 4 years in prison for aggravated DUI with bodily harm, a class 4 felony, according to the Kane County Chronicle. The defendant was sentenced earlier this month by an Associate Judge.
The DUI accident took place on July 30, 2010 around 4 PM. The 40-year-old defendant was driving a 2002 GMC Sierra pickup southbound in the right lane on Route 31 in North Aurora. As the driver approached Airport Road, he swerved into oncoming traffic in an attempt to avoid a vehicle that slowed to make a right turn in front of him.
When the defendant crossed the center line, he hit a 2000 Mazda MVP minivan that was stopped in the northbound lanes waiting to make a left turn. The DUI driver then fled the scene on foot, but was later located and taken into police custody.
A vehicle data recorder later taken from the defendant’s vehicle showed that immediately before impact his vehicle was going 65 mph in a 35 mph zone. Testing revealed the defendant had a blood-alcohol concentration of .151, nearly twice the legal limit.
The DUI accident victim sustained multiple fractures and is still going recovery from her injuries.
It is not been reported if an Illinois personal injury lawyer is involved in the case or if a civil lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the victim.