On Wednesday evening, a woman from Steger, Illinois allegedly drove over her 19-month-old child as she was backing down a driveway. The child had been playing in the immediate area, and was pronounced dead shortly after the accident. The accident happened in Crete, Illinois.
The woman, Yvette Y. Guerrero-Silva, 40, is charged with aggravated DUI leading to the death of a person and aggravated DUI causing injury to a person.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the July 20 Chicago Tribune article titled “Mom charged with DUI after running over baby daughter” as well as the July 21 SFGate story titled “Mother charged in DUI death of 19-month-old.”
The January 10 blog post titled “Preventing ‘Back-Over’ Deaths” discusses the subject of children injured and killed during these “back-over” incidents, preventative safety technologies being developed, and statistics regarding the subject.
Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”
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