Chicago, IL (December 14, 2019) – A crash on Saturday afternoon, December 14th, on the west side of Chicago resulted in a Chicago police officer being injured. The accident happened at the 2400 block of West Jackson Boulevard at around 3:30 p.m. The officer was hit by a car during a traffic stop.
According to initial reports, officers attempted to pull over a BMW that was driving erratically. The vehicle reversed during the traffic stop, striking the officer’s patrol vehicle. The car then went forward and struck several other vehicles.
Both the driver and passenger of the BMW were taken into custody. The injured officer was hospitalized after the collision. An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery
Vehicle Collisions in Chicago
Car crashes can be extremely dangerous. They are often unexpected events that leave their victims seriously injured. These injuries can be devastating to victims, causing them to be unable to live their lives the same as they did before.
In Illinois, there are 311,679 reported crashes each year. 998 of these collisions result in fatal injuries. In some cases, injured parties can recover deserved compensation with the help of a Chicago car accident attorney.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. can help you maximize your deserved compensation. We have helped countless injured victims obtain settlements worthy of their injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured by a reckless driver, call us today at (312) 425-0401.
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