A recent car accident in Illinois put two people in the hospital when the SUV they were in slammed into the side of a Dairy Queen. The Dairy Queen was closed at the time, as it was 3:30 in the morning, but the two people in the car suffered injuries and needed medical treatment.
When authorities arrived at the scene, they found that the passenger had been able to get out of the crumpled vehicle, despite getting hurt in the wreck, but the damage was so bad that the driver was trapped in the vehicle. Firefighters had to extricate that driver so that both people could be taken to the hospital.
Reports do not indicate the extent of their injuries, though it is never a good sign when firefighters need to cut someone out of a car.
The police did start an investigation to see why the crash happened, closing down the road for over eight hours. They brought in the Suburban Major Accident Reconstruction Team. In addition to looking into the crash itself, officials will need to see if the building is still structurally sound and how significant the repairs will be.
Pictures from the scene show a completely demolished black SUV, which appears to have struck the side of the building. The damage is so extensive that even the building’s roof is bent and broken, with debris in the street and multiple roofing tiles missing.
Those who suffer injuries due to the actions of a negligent driver, even when they are in the car with that driver, need to know what legal rights they may have to financial compensation.