Two people were killed and at least 10 others injured in separate weekend Chicago car accidents.
The fatal accident posted originally posted early Monday on our Chicago Car Accident Lawyers blog has claimed another life and led to criminal charges against the driver.
A 27-year-old driver of an Oldsmobile Alero was killed after being broadsided by a Chevy Malibu at the intersection of 75th and State streets shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday. An 87-year-old passenger in the Malibu also was killed.
The 52-year-old South Racine Avenue man driving the Malibu has now been charged with two counts of reckless homicide and two counts of aggravated DUI, according to CBS2.
One-fourth of all fatal Illinois traffic accidents take place at intersections and one-third involve some form of drunk driving, according a a recent report issued by the state.
The man was also cited with operating a motor vehicle without insurance; failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and disobeying a traffic control device, according to police.
A separate serious Chicago car accident injured seven people Sunday afternoon — four of them seriously — in a two-car crash on the Southwest Side.
Five ambulances responded to a two-car crash at 47th Street and Cicero Avenue involving a Ford Focus and a Nissan Quest shortly after noon, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
Four people were listed in serious-to-critical condition. Two were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and and two others were taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County.
One person was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in fair condition, and two others were taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition, The Sun-TImes reported.