Chicago, IL (November 22, 2019) – A crash early in the morning on Thursday, November 21st, on the west side of Chicago injured five police officers, two critically. The collision took place near the intersection of Jackson Blvd and Francisco Ave. at around 10:19 a.m. The officers were reportedly in pursuit of a suspect at the time of the accident.
The incident involved a patrol car and an unmarked police vehicle. The unmarked vehicle ran through a fence, colliding with a tree. Two officers were taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, and three others were transported to Rush Medical Center.
An ongoing investigation is being handled by local law enforcement. The pursued suspect has not been taken into custody at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Chicago High-Speed Crashes
Speeding can result in negative consequences in the event of a crash. Not only does it increase your chances of being involved in a collision, but your resulting injuries will be magnified considerably. Speeding is a dangerous habit that has proven to be deadly.
Speeding is often cited as a factor in fatal collisions. Nearly 26 percent of all fatal crashes in 2017 were in high-speed crashes. Injured victims may be able to recover lost compensation with the help of a trained Chicago auto accident lawyer.
You need an experienced firm on your side when filing a personal injury claim. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we provide top-quality legal representation to all our clients. Give us a call at 312-386-7683 to see how we can help.
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