Chicago, IL (November 20, 2019) – Six people were reportedly injured in a hit-and-run accident on Saturday night, November 16th. The crash happened at the 4400 block of N. Lake Shore Dr. in Chicago at around 8 p.m. The injured parties included two children and two police officers.
Chicago police reported that a black BMW side-swiped an unmarked patrol vehicle and continued driving at a high rate of speed. The driver was traveling north toward 44th St. The impact caused the patrol car to lose control, striking a Toyota carrying two women in their 20s and two young children.
All six parties were hospitalized following the incident. Local authorities are conducting an investigation into the accident.
Our thoughts are with everyone who sustained injuries in this crash.
Hit-and-Run Crashes in Illinois
When a driver leaves the scene of a crash, they are committing a hit-and-run. This is illegal in the state of Illinois. This can leave injured parties without necessary aid to help them recover.
Hit-and-run accidents are very common in Chicago. An estimated 682,000 hit-and-runs are reported across the country each year. You aren’t alone after being injured unfairly in a hit-and-run accident.
When you are injured by a hit-and-run driver, you may feel you have little recourse. However, the legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. can help you pursue all possible avenues for compensation. Discuss your case with a trained Chicago auto accident lawyer by giving us a call at (312) 425-0401.
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