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On Tuesday October 23rd, a suburban teen from Aurora decided to take his father’s car without permission and go for a ride with some friends early in the morning. The friends were three other teenage boys who went to his High School. The night got out of control when a bit of reckless driving damaged a house and took a life.
The boy in charge of the vehicle was Logan Krogman, who is a 15-year-old student at Metea Valley. He had left the 800 block of Amli Court with his father car to pick up Devin Meadows and two other boys. Driving around the neighborhood at high speeds, Krogman lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the garage at a house on Hamman Way. Since Devin Meadows was not wearing a seat belt, he was ejected from the vehicle and died from head injuries on the scene. The other three teens, including the driver, suffered minor injuries.
“At fifteen years old, Logan Krogman had no business being behind the wheel of a car,” DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said. “This is a senseless tragedy that did not have to happen. Driving a car is not a right. It is a privilege that is earned once a person is sixteen years old and has had the proper training.” Krogman turned himself in on November 2nd, and is now facing criminal charges for his car accident.
While, Krogman will be held accountable if he is found guilty, he was still responsible for damaging the life of Devin Meadows and his family. When people are injured or killed by the actions of a careless party, then compensation for medical bills, funeral bills and other damages could be in order. Contact a skilled personal injury lawyer in Cook County who can assist you in pursuing your claim.