For many young professionals who live in Chicago, they relish the ability to take Metra between pub crawl stops instead of driving themselves. Unfortunately though, what was slated to be another fun Saturday night in February resulted in tragedy. That night, a 28-year-old man crashed into another car on his way home, killing both himself and a 68-year-old in the process.
In most cases like this, the victim’s family would file a wrongful death lawsuit against the drunk driver and his or her estate. In this one, though, they’ve instead decided to also sue three McHenry County bars that they believe overserved the man and his friends earlier that night.
While the owners of two of the bars the man visited that night have remained relatively tight lipped in talking to the press, the owner of Arlington Height’s Peggy Kinnane’s has been much more vocal about his lack of liability for the crash. He noted it was the first stop the man made and that he left his particular bar hours before the fatal crash.