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One dead, other injured in Chicago DUI crash

A man died in a two vehicle crash involving a drunk driver around 3 a.m. Sunday morning on Chicago’s South Side. The man was pronounced dead about an hour later after being transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. According to the fire department, one of the cars involved in the incident collided with a pole.

Others were also injured, but the crash is still under investigation as authorities have not identified which driver involved was intoxicated. Paramedics transported the other passengers in critical condition to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Another person was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital.

The Illinois Department of Transportation reported that DUI related crashes are three times as likely to occur at night as during daylight hours. These incidents often result in serious or fatal injuries.

Attorney Joseph Klest has been representing injury victims in the Chicago area for nearly 30 years. To speak to an experienced injury attorney at the Klest Injury Law Firm, click here, or dial 866-264-7639 for a free consultation.

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