The family of a 79-year-old woman who was killed in a car accident filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver allegedly responsible for it. He faces several DUI criminal charges in connection to the crash in Tinley Park, Illinois.
Phillip J. Reyes accused Timothy McGuire, 37, of one count each of wrongful death and negligence in his mother’s death. According to the complaint, McGuire’s speeding and drunk driving caused the crash that killed Armida Reyes. The complaint was filed in Cook County Circuit Court on her behalf.
McGuire was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated causing death and driving without insurance in connection to the fatal car accident. This car crash marked his third DUI-related charge. Police said McGuire’s blood alcohol level was more than thrice the legal limit when the crash occurred.
Armida Reyes was a passenger in a car that was driven by Phillip J.Reyes. Their vehicle stopped to make a left turn. According to the lawsuit, Armida Reyes saw McGuire’s car approaching at an accelerated speed and told her son to speed up as she realized they were likely to be hit. McGuire swerved into the southbound lanes and struck Reyes’ vehicle.
Phillip J.Reyes, who is a nurse, tried to save his mother but was unable to detect a pulse. She died from a broken neck and internal injuries. Armida Reyes was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Two other passengers were present in the same car, and they also suffered injuries.
Drivers have a duty to behave responsibly when they are on the road. If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to the carelessness of another driver, contact the knowledgeable car accident attorneys at Briskman Briskman & Greenberg.