A Chicago resident has been charged with Aggravated DUI after causing a multiple vehicle car crash in Kane County on Saturday, according to the Daily Herald. The auto accident happened when Santos Christian Romero-Villagrana, 23, rear ended two stopped vehicles that were waiting to turn into a driveway. The car crash happened on eastbound Route 72.
The Kane County Sheriff’s Department stated that 7 people were taken to area hospitals after the collision. Three were taken to Provena St. Joseph Hospital, three to Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Illinois and one person was airlifted to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Illinois. It has not yet been reported if the injuries are serious.
Villagrana was charged with two counts of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, no insurance, and several other moving violations. Details of the evidence of intoxication were not reported.
From the view of an Illinois auto accident lawyer, the injured parties are going to need to make uninsured motorist claims against their own insurance polices because the at fault driver had no insurance.