Mother sues White Sox and Chicago bar after hit-and-run
Posted on April 1st, 2010 by Zane Cagle
The mother of university student in Illinois filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Chicago White Sox and a Chicago bar over the death of her daughter in a hit-and-run accident, claiming both establishments allowed her to purchase and consume alcohol prior to her death. The plaintiff’s daughter was only 20 years old last year when she attended a White Sox game with a group of friends. She was served alcohol at the game from stadium vendors and later went to defendant’s bar that night. After leaving the bar, she was hit by a car while attempting to walk home intoxicated. In her 18-count suit, the plainitff cites wrongful death, negligence and the Illinois Dram Shop Act. First, the vendors at the game failed to check Lech’s identification and allowed a minor to consume alcohol. Second, the bar and its owners were negligent in allowing an intoxicated minor into the bar and for possibly over-serving the patron who fatally struck her daughter with his car. At the time of her death, the daughter had a BAC level of .23, nearly four times the legal limit to drive. From her injuries, it appeared she had been either kneeling or sitting on the roadway.
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