A Plainfield man was found guilty in fatal DUI accident in Naperville that killed a 63-year-old man from Lombard. The court sentenced the man to 10 years in prison for causing the deadly crash. He tested positive for marijuana and cocaine use right after the crash, and road rage was a factor in the incident. The convicted man was chasing another vehicle when he turned a corner and collided with the Lombard man's motorcycle. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
The man who was found guilty of causing the auto accident fled the scene in his car. Naperville police caught up with him soon afterwards. He was tested for drugs and treated for minor injuries at a hospital.
In the DuPage County Court, the man was found guilty of driving under the influence of drugs resulting in death, leaving the scene of a fatal accident and disorderly conduct. In a press conference, officials said that the accident was entirely avoidable, and that the man never should have been driving after ingesting drugs.
Auto accidents can change lives in a matter of seconds. In this case the actions of a negligent driver took the life of a motorcyclist. Traffic fatalities can cause immeasurable pain and suffering to the families of the victims.
When a person is injured by a negligent driver, the victim of the accident and the victim's family often have to deal with time lost from work, high medical bills, and a heavy debt load. They often find it helpful to work with a personal injury attorney who may be able to tend to legal matters and the investigation of the accident while the family copes with the road to recovery.
Source: Naperville Patch, "Plainfield Man Gets 10 Years in Fatal Naperville ", Collin Czarnecki, May 29, 2013