DUI Driver Did Not Stop Regardless Of Passengers’ Screams

On Behalf of | Aug 4, 2012 | Personal Injury

A drunk driver crashed his car on the Kennedy Expressway with passengers screaming at him to slow down, resulting in the death of a 23-year-old woman, says a story in the Chicago Tribune. According to the prosecutors, the man just kept speeding through traffic, completely ignoring his passengers’ cries.

Pavlo Lulak, 24, had more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system when he crashed his Mitsubishi Lancer. With a blood-alcohol content of .207, Lulak left by car after going to a nightclub. He had 7 passengers in his car, and among them was Maryan Holovii, 23, who was sitting on another passenger’s lap in the back seat when Lulak crashed the car.

According to prosecutors, there were witnesses for the case, saying Lulak was drinking whiskey at a house party before going to Prop House on 1675 N. Elston Avenue, where he drank beer until his group left. They left the club after 4 a.m., and Lulak hit an SUV of an off-duty Chicago police officer on their way home from the club. Lulak lost control of the blue Mitsubishi and hit the safety barries, after which the car hit and slid along the expressway’s concrete wall.

Holovii, who had no seatbelt, because she was sitting on someone’s lap, suffered broken ribs and a punctured heart in the crash, and she was declared dead at the hospital.

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