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3 left in critical condition due to alleged Illinois drunk driver

Getting into a car accident is probably the last thing on your mind when you go for a drive. Unfortunately, there are many dangerous people on the roads. If you're in a crash, remember that you're able to attempt to seek compensation for damages and your pain and suffering, much like these men may want to do.

Four people were hurt in an accident recently when two cars hit each other in Park Manor. The car accident took place during the night at around 12:45 a.m., police reported, close to the 300 block of East 71st Street. At that point, officers on the scene reported seeing a car traveling east on 71st Street come into contact with a Scion that was headed south.

There were at least three men inside the eastbound vehicle. All three were critically injured, so they were taken to the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital in Cook County for treatment. The driver of the other vehicle was also injured and taken to Jackson Park Hospital but not before he ran from the scene. Officers had to apprehend him to take him to the hospital for treatment.

The driver of the Scion, a 33-year-old man, was later charged with a number of crimes. He faces aggravated driving under the influence as well as other citations and charges connected to the crash. He is meant to appear in court to receive an amount for bond.

Police were not clear on what exactly took place, but they did report that the 33-year-old man had caused the accident. He tried to flee the scene on foot, according to their reports, and once they found him, he did try to resist being arrested. Now, the investigation will continue as the charges and citations are determined.

Source: The Chicago Tribune, "4 injured, 3 critically, in South Side crash" Adam Sege, Aug. 07, 2014

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