In Chicago, Illinois a driver going the wrong way on Interstate 55 has caused a head-on car crash, according to chicagobreakingnews.com. The collision was investigated by the Illinois State Police and the driver, a 25 year old Chicago resident, has been charged with aggravated DUI and driving the wrong way.
The accident occurred early Sunday morning around 6:30 am, and all inbound lanes still remained closed at 8 am, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
The alleged DUI driver was headed southbound in a Nissan in the northbound lanes when he hit a Lincoln Town Car livery vehicle near Central Avenue. It is being reported that the at fault driver entered the expressway from the wrong entrance ramp.
Three people were injured in the Illinois auto accident and were taken to area hospitals. The most severely injured was a passenger in the defendant’s vehicle. At least two of the injured were taken to Loyola Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois.
If the facts as reported are correct, the injured parties, including the passenger in the DUI driver’s car, will have an injury claim against the at fault driver.
Click here to view the Illinois Secretary of State’s 2009 DUI Fact Book.