In early February three children and five adults “were injured in a two-car crash in the South Side’s Fuller Park community,” according to the Chicago Tribune. There was at least one car and one minivan involved in the crash, and 29-year-old Robin Sewell is being held in connection with the crash. She “was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor, driving without a license, driving without insurance, and disregarding a traffic control signal,” reports the Tribune. One of the children injured is seven years old; ages of other younger children have not yet been released.
Sewell allegedly drove through a red light and crashed into a four-door sedan. Six ambulances were called to the scene to attend to the injured. Sewell was the only person in the van; “the other seven people injured were in the car,” according to the Tribune. In addition to the children, “a woman was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious-to-critical condition, along with two men to the same hospital I the same condition,” reports the Tribune. Two other adults were listed in fair-to-serious condition.
A University of Michigan report that analyzed traffic deaths by vehicle type found that “minivans and import luxury cars have the safest records.” While the average car is “safer than the average SUV,” the sedan that Sewell slammed into did not stand a chance against her minivan. The data could be skewed, however, perhaps “due in part to the fact that minivans tend to be driven with special care, often being used for transporting a family’s children,” a qualifier definitely not the case in the accident caused by Sewell.
If you have been charged with a DUI accident such as this in the Chicago area, the most important step is to seek legal counsel. Contact Donahue, Sowa, & Magna Attorneys at Law today.