An 8-year-old child who was riding his bike on Monday afternoon died from head trauma after being hit by an intoxicated driver.
The crash took place on May 21, 2012 in Skokie around 4:30 p.m. Carter Vo was riding his bike on the sidewalk as a crash took place on the intersection of Main and St. Louis Avenue. The first car was southbound on St. Louis Avenue and was turning east onto Main Street when it hit a second car. The driver of the first car lost control of her vehicle and hit the boy on the northeast corner. The first car then hit a third car.
The boy was pushed into another car and suffered multiple injuries to his head. He died later that night. Another person was treated for superficial cuts. The driver of the first car, Hanin Goma, was charged with a felony count of aggravated driving under the influence resulting in a death and a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of drugs.
If you or a loved one has lost a family member due to an accident with a drunk driver, call Spiros Law at 815-929-9292 for professional legal representation. Visit the website at www.spiroslaw.com.
A weekday evening in April saw a car in Skokie crashed through the front windows of a bedding store, causing damage to the store and merchandise.
John Belcher, a salesman at the Bedding Experts store located on the 4800 block of West Dempster Avenue, was sitting at his desk on Wednesday, April 18th when a car suddenly vaulted into the middle of the store around 9 p.m. The car drove 20 -25 feet into the store, smashing into beds. The driver, a 57-year-old woman, apparently lost control of her car as she was making a left turn.
Belcher estimated that the store lost merchandise valued between $20K and $30K. He was the only person in the store at the time and received no injuries from the incident. The driver was not injured and declined medical attention. At this time no tickets have been issued for the accident.
Accidents can occur at home or in the workplace. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, call Spiros Law at 815-929-9292 to explore your legal rights. Visit the website at www.spiroslaw.com.
A suit was filed last week by the parents of a now-7-year-old boy in the Cook County Circuit Court stating that the kindergartner was forced to crawl across an icy playground area after falling and breaking his leg.
Damages at the amount of $200,000 are being sought by the lawsuit according to the report.
The incident took place in January of 2011 when Rahul Chandani slipped on a mound of snow at his Skokie elementary school. The fall resulted in a concussion and a broken leg. When the boy stated he was hurt, the teacher reportedly told him that she could not help him and that he need to get back on his own. The boy tried to walk but could not stand on the leg. He fell again and had to crawl back into the school building.
The boy’s mother, Priya Chandani, picked him up from school and noted a bump on his head. The boy was also complaining of dizziness. Chandani immediately took her son to the hospital. Rahul missed six weeks of school and needed six months of rehabilitation.
When accidental falls happen, treatment is needed as soon as possible to ensure best recovery. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of falling on public property, call Spiros Law at 815-929-9292 to explore your legal rights. Visit the web site at www.spiroslaw.com.