On August 7, 2017, two LegalRideshare clients were passengers in a Lyft vehicle on I-90 Southbound. The two young professionals had ordered the rideshare car to take them to O’Hare International Airport.
During the ride, the Lyft driver realized he missed an exit and slammed on his brakes. Immediately following the unexpected, inexplicable stop in the middle of freeway traffic, another vehicle slammed into the rear of the Lyft car.
The Illinois State Police arrived at the scene shortly after the crash. The officer immediately noticed the Lyft driver’s glossy, bloodshot eyes and smelled alcohol on his breath. The driver failed field sobriety tests. A breathalyzer test later showed a BAC of .154.
The Lyft driver was arrested for and charged with Driving Under the Influence, Driving Under the Influence with BAC .08+, and violating the minimum speed limit.
LegalRideshare represents both passengers for the injuries sustained in the crash. As Chicago’s rideshare lawyers, LegalRideshare demands full compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and loss of normal life.