Drivers on drugs continues to be a major traffic safety issue. While there are many drugs that such drivers typically use before – or during – driving, among the most common are marijuana, cocaine, meth and heroin. Also, “huffing” and sniffing of chemicals sometimes occurs, which also can lead to serious levels of impairment and an inability to adequately control a vehicle.
Accidents caused by drivers on drugs have occurred throughout the Chicago area, including some in Lake County. As seen in these accidents, injuries are often serious in nature, and some are life-threatening and can lead to fatalities. In many of these accidents,
On this site, the subject of drug-impaired drivers is further discussed on the “Car Accidents Involving Drivers Under The Influence Of Drugs” page. As seen on that page, the level of impairment various significantly depending on many factors. However, if “mixed drug” use occurs and/or alcohol is consumed during the drug use, the level of impairment will likely increase, perhaps substantially. Also, many of this “drugged driving” involves speeding, which further can increase the odds of a serious accident occurring.
Recently, there have been two incidents alleging involving drivers on drugs. The first one is mentioned in a Highland Park Patch article of February 12, 2019. As seen in that article, the driver was arrested in Highland Park and charged with driving under the influence of drugs following a traffic stop.
In another incident, involving alleged multiple collisions in Riverside, the driver was charged after allegedly driving while on heroin. That accident is discussed in the February 3, 2019 abc7chicago.com article (with video) titled “Police: Driver high on heroin during series of hit-and-run crashes in Riverside.”
Additional details regarding drivers on drugs and the serious accident injuries that can occur can be seen in the sources mentioned above.
Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Joseph Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”
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