Aurora, IL (November 23, 2019) – A police officer was injured on Thursday, November 22nd, in a westside suburb of Aurora, Illinois. The accident occurred at the intersection of Indian Trl. and Church Rd. at around 8:30 p.m. A suspect has been taken into custody in connection to the crash.
Local authorities arrested Julian Chavez, 23, under charges of driving under the influence and failure to yield. Chavez was driving a black Mercedes when he struck the front of an eastbound squad car on Church Rd. Both Chavez and the injured officer were taken to nearby medical facilities for treatment following the crash.
After being released from the hospital, Chavez was taken into custody by local authorities. An investigation into the cause of the crash is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Chicago Drunk Driving Crashes
Drunk drivers a national concern, and Chicago is no exception. In the United States, nearly 1 out of every 3 car accidents involves an intoxicated motorist. Despite awareness of the risks of drinking and driving, drivers continue to get behind the wheel after one too many.
It is estimated that nearly 3,866 people were killed in Illinois drunk driving crashes from 2003 to 2012. A majority of Americans will be involved in a crash with a drunk driver sometime during their life. In some cases, these victims may be eligible to recover lost compensation.
You need a law firm that knows how to deal with drunk driving injury cases. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. specializes in handling personal injury claims, and we can help after being unfairly injured in a collision. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case with a trained Illinois car accident lawyer.
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