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Chicago personal injury lawyers filed two lawsuits earlier this week naming a Dept. of Streets & Sanitation truck driver and the city of Chicago, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The lawsuits came about because of an accident caused by the sanitation truck driver, who allegedly drove into a crowd of people midday Saturday. Eight people were injured in the accident, two critically. “The suits were filed on behalf of 20-month-old Tyler Jones and her 25-year-old nanny Jennifer Anton, who was pushing the little girl in a stroller at the time of the crash,” according to a release from the Chicago personal injury lawyers representing the toddler and nanny.

Dwight Washington, the driver of the Dept. of Streets & Sanitation truck, has been charged with four counts of felonly aggravated DUI and two counts of misdemeanor DUI. The driver also received citations for failure to reduce speed, transporting open alcohol in a vehicle and negligent driving.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Jones and Anton’s Chicago personal injury lawyers have released a statement indicating that “the suits include counts against the city for negligent supervision of its employee. ‘There was a drunken city worker driving a city truck in a crowded neighborhood,’ attorney Dan Kotin said. ‘In addition, based on eyewitness accounts, the city truck was traveling at an excessive speed. Someone with the city of Chicago should have prevented this.'”

Following the accident, the child involved in the accident was brought to Children’s Memorial Hospital. She has since been discharged but may require additional medical care. The child’s nanny remains in serious condition. She has undergone surgery and sustained multiple severe fractures to her legs, hips and pelvis. This information was provided by the Chicago personal injury lawyers representing these two individuals.

Chicago personal injury lawyers know that each year, lives are lost and families are destroyed because of people driving drunk. While this case did not result in any fatalities, fortunately, it certainly could have. While people who are under the influence are not fully in control of their faculties and often make poor decisions, they are still liable and responsible for their actions – especially when the result is a serious injury or death. Filing a lawsuit can enable you to recover costs incurred from medical bills, lost wages and any other damages you may have suffered as a result of a drunk driving accident.

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