Button 2 Button 1 Button 3 Button 4 Button 5 Button 6
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google
630-932-9100
Free Initial Consultation | Se habla español 630-932-9100
Mevorah Law Offices LLC
630-932-9100
Menu
DuPage County Attorneys

LOMBARD

900 E. Roosevelt Road, Lombard, IL 60148

Phone: 630-932-9100

BLOOMINGDALE

134 N. Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Phone: 630-529-4761

ST. CHARLES

333 N. Randall Road, Suite 104, St. Charles, IL 60175

Phone: 630-443-0600

JOLIET

58 N. Chicago Street, Suite 500, Joliet, IL 60432

Phone: 815-727-4500

CHICAGO

105 W. Madison Street, Suite 2200, Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 630-932-9100

Teen Charged in September Crash

Posted on in Personal Injury
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Hits: 692
  • Print
A single-vehicle crash in September that killed a southwest suburban teen "has resulted in criminal charges against the driver, who was 16 at the time," according to the Chicago Tribune. The teen driver, now 17, has been charged with reckless homicide, aggravated reckless driving, and reckless driving for the crash that killed Jay Vana, 16, of Homer Glen. A reckless homicide charge is a Class 3 felony, and, according to the Tribune, would place the driver in juvenile detention for anywhere from two years to until his 21st birthday. Vana was riding in the driver's Ford F-150 pickup, and was not wearing his seat belt when the truck flipped and struck a tree. Both teens were ejected from the pickup, and when emergency crews arrived Vana was found beneath the vehicle. "The surviving teen told police that he lost control of the vehicle when he swerved to avoid deer in the road," according to the Tribune, "but in later interviews, two other teens who were dropped off before the accident said the stretch of road where the crash occurred is known as a good place to race because there are few spots where police can park." According to the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), in 2001, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that police listed street racing as a factor in 135 fatal crashes. That number was up from 72 purported street-racing fatalities reported the year before. Street racing is particularly bad in California and Florida, but nationwide, according to the NHRA show that "49 people are injured for every 1,000 who participate in illegal street racing." Most street racers are younger drivers, who fit the profile of the Illinois teen now facing charges for reckless driving. If you or someone you know is facing reckless driving charges, don't go through it alone. The charge can have serious lifetime effects on your criminal record. Contact a dedicated Chicago-area attorney today. Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net
  • DuPage County Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Elite Lawyers
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • 2015 Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • Super Lawyers

Let us start helping you with a FREE initial consultation.

NOTE: Fields with a * indicate a required field.
*
*
*

One Stop For All Your Legal Needs

Whether you are going through a divorce, injured in an accident, need to file a workers' compensation claim, charged with a crime, immigrating to the United States, or need to file for bankruptcy, Mevorah Law Offices LLC can help. Our trial lawyers have over 35 years of experience helping clients throughout Northern Illinois from five offices in Lombard, Bloomindale, Joliet, St. Charles, and Chicago.

Steven Mevorah has assembled experienced attorneys under one roof so that his clients need not search for a new attorney each time they need help. Mr. Mevorah has also established a wide network of additional attorneys so that his clients merely need to stop by Mevorah Law Offices LLC to find the attorney they need.

Client Focused Representation

Our practice is focused on meeting your needs with flexible hours and locations to serve you:

  • Free initial consultations
  • Saturday and evening appointments available
  • Home and hospital visits if your injuries prevent you from traveling
  • Multiple locations throughout Chicagoland
  • Veteran trial attorneys
  • Experienced negotiators
  • Payment plans available
  • Cash, check, or credit card accepted