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Joliet Crash Kills Plainfield Man

 Posted on June 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

The Chicago Tribune has reported that a June 9th motor vehicle accident on I-80 near Joliet has claimed the life of a 25-year-old Plainfield motorcyclist. Juan Juarez Del-Angel was riding his motorcycle on I-80 west of I-55 when a Kia sport utility vehicle driven by 42-year-old Aaron Pointer of Joliet lost control when merging onto I-80 from I-55 and drove directly into the path of Del-Angel’s motorcycle. Del-Angel, who was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, was pronounced dead shortly thereafter at a Joliet hospital.

At the time of the crash, Pointer was driving on a suspended license and had no insurance coverage. Authorities also ticketed Pointer for improper lane usage.

As you can see, what started as a few relatively minor offenses has resulted in the death of another person. While it is unclear in this case why Pointer lost control of his vehicle, the reality is that he was violating the law in choosing to drive his SUV, and therefore caused a fatal accident. As a result, depending on the circumstances that the investigation into this crash reveals, Pointer could theoretically face much more serious criminal charges.

When you face even minor criminal charges such as traffic offenses, you should ensure that you have the best defense possible. Minor charges can often turn into major criminal charges overnight in certain situations. Therefore, it is essential that you contact a qualified Cook County criminal defense lawyer for assistance when you are charged with any type of crime.

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