Chicago, IL (December 28, 2019) – A two-vehicle collision involving an officer from the Chicago Police Department left three people injured near Humboldt Park on Friday, December 27th. The crash occurred at the intersection of Sacramento Boulevard and Grand Avenue. According to initial reports, a Jeep struck the officer’s patrol car at the intersection.
Sources reveal that the patrol car had its lights and siren on, as it was en route to a call. The Jeep ran a red light, striking the police vehicle.
Two officers were transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment.
A 30-year-old woman driving the jeep was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. 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 Red Light Collisions
Roadways are designed to prevent causing serious crashes. However, reckless motorists endanger everyone when they disregard traffic control devices such as traffic signals. Red-light collisions are responsible for an overwhelming number of injuries in the United States each year.
On average, two people were killed daily in red-light crashes in 2015. Each year, around 719 people are killed in these collisions. In some cases, injured parties may be able to recover lost compensation with the help of an Illinois car crash attorney.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. has your best interests at heart. We can help you maximize the value of your claim and recover after a serious impact. Contact our law offices at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case today.
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