It's not a rare news story in Chicago; injured pedestrians due to drivers (either sober or driving under the influence) are all too common. Living in such a populous city as Chicago, pedestrian accidents happen regularly. This last Saturday, March 5th 2014, a man was charged a DUI after a hit and run, injuring a 50 year-old woman.
Ciprian Tanase, the driver who was charged, 34, was driving while drunk on a revoked license when he hit an older, female pedestrian. Instead of stopping to help the pedestrian, Tanase sped off, leaving the woman to fend for herself. The hit and run happened on the 5800 block of North Milwaukee around 7pm.
The woman that was assaulted in the accident was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. She was in critical care when transported.
Tanase is scheduled to appear in court today, April 1st, for the alleged crimes. Not only was he driving under the influence with a revoked license, he is also being charged for driving without insurance, failure to report an accident, failure to give aid, and one municipal count of negligent driving.
Witnesses of the accident stated that the victim was in the middle of the street when she was struck. Often in hit and run incidents, there are no witnesses. Victims can frequently feel helpless; no information, left injured and unsure of what to do next. Being a pedestrian in an accident, yet alone in a hit and run can leave the victim feeling alone and scared. At Nemeroff Law Offices we provide you with the legal support you need to protect yourself.