On the South Side of Chicago, an off duty CTA employee has been injured in a car accident involving a drunk driver. The auto accident happened in the 9100 block of South Jeffery Boulevard back on April 27, 2009. Our client was driving home from work when an intoxicated driver crossed the center line and struck her vehicle.
A Chicago Fire Department Battalion Chief happened to be driving behind the victim and witnessed the accident. He immediately called for help and rendered assistance.
The CTA worker was taken by ambulance to Jackson Park Hospital for medical treatment. She sustained right knee, back, and neck injuries. As of today, she is still suffering from her injuries and is treating with a medical doctor.
The Chicago Police Department investigated the accident and charged the defendant with DUI. The victim has been informed by police that the defendant’s blood alcohol level was several times the legal limit. A court date is set for next week.
Abels & Annes will be pursuing a civil claim against the at fault driver’s auto insurance carrier.