In Chicago, Illinois last week a male passenger died in an alcohol-related single car crash on the Southwest Side, according to the Chicago Tribune. Oscar Salgado, 42, of the 5900 block of South Maplewood Ave., was a front seat passenger when the car he was riding in struck a pole near 33rd and Western Avenue around 2 a.m. on February 10th. Salgado was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago and pronounced dead a short time later.
The driver, was a 30 year old male of the 5100 block of South Kolmar Avenue of Chicago. He and another male passenger in the Chicago car crash were injured. The driver was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital and the passenger went to Stroger Hospital an injured leg.
The driver was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. After the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office investigates the accident, it is possible that charges could be upgraded to a felony.
From a Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer’s perspective, the family of Salgado will be able to pursue a wrongful death claim against the driver. Because of the tragic loss involved, hopefully the at fault party carries a significant insurance policy to cover this type of loss.
These comments were posted by David Abels & Associates, P.C., a personal injury law firm that represents clients throughout the Chicago area and the entire State of Illinois. Many of our clients come from Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County, McHenry County, Kane County, and Will County, as well as nearby towns and neighborhoods such as Hyde Park, Bridgeport, Logan Square, Wheaton, Elmhurst, Oak Park, Dolton, Gurnee, Barrington and Northbrook.
Auto accident lawyers from our firm handle all kinds of injuries resulting from car crashes, including broken bones, lacerations, back & neck injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. They also handle wrongful death car accident cases for families who have lost loved ones because another person was negligent and caused a fatal car accident.