A two-car accident that took place around 9 pm last Saturday, October 12, just north of Danville left seven people injured. According to reports from the Illinois State Police, 22-year-old Eliceo Azanon was driving his car north on Illinois Route 1 when his car swerved into oncoming traffic. A 66-year-old woman driving in the southbound lane swerved to avoid Azanon’s car, but when Azanon overcorrected his vehicle in the same direction, the two vehicles collided.
The 66-year-old driver and five of her passengers were transported to various area hospitals to receive treatment for injuries sustained in the accident. Azanon left his car and attempted to flee on foot after the accident, but was eventually apprehended by law enforcement and taken to the hospital to receive treatment for his injuries. He was then taken to the Public Safety Building jail, and was eventually charged with aggravated DUI, driving without insurance, and driving without a license. He also faces felony charges for leaving the scene of an accident.
At Spiros Law, P.C., our Champaign car accident lawyers know just how devastating the results of an accident with a drunk driver can be, and our thoughts go out to all of those who were injured in this terrible accident. If you or someone you love has been injured in a drunk driving accident, call our team today at (217) 328-2828 to learn more about how we can provide you with the support you need at this difficult time.