Chicago, IL (December 21, 2019) – A Chicago police officer and a woman were injured following a collision in Chicago’s South Side. The incident occurred Friday morning, December 20th, near the intersection of South Morgan Street and West 62nd Street. A Ford Explorer collided with a patrol vehicle at around 2:43 a.m. that morning.
The patrol vehicle was reportedly entering the intersection at the time of the crash. Both the officer and the woman driving the Ford were hospitalized following the accident. No other injuries were reported.
The driver was cited following the crash. An ongoing investigation into the collision is in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Intersection Crashes in Illinois
Intersections are a common site of serious collisions. Each year, nearly 40 percent of all reported crashes take place within intersections. These collisions often involve distracted or reckless motorists.
Many drivers fail to check to make sure the path is clear before entering an intersection. This basic action could prevent many intersections accidents. An experienced Illinois car crash lawyer can help injured parties obtain deserved compensation.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we believe in holding reckless drivers accountable. We have helped countless victims obtain fair settlements for their injuries. Call us today at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case.
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