Dolton, IL (December 7, 2019) – Late into the evening on Friday, December 6th, a Dolton police officer was injured in a crash involving a drunk driver. The collision occurred in Dolton, Illinois near the intersection of East 151st Street and Woodlawn Avenue. The officer was transported to Christ Hospital in critical condition.
The driver who hit the officer has been identified as Bernard Hutchinson, 33, of Lynwood, Illinois. Hutchinson was charged with a DUI after the collision. Authorities reported finding alcohol and marijuana in the man’s vehicle.
The officer is reported to be in stable condition. An investigation into the crash is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Drunk Driving Crashes in Illinois
Reckless drivers are always dangerous, as they pose a risk to themselves and others. However, drunk driving is particularly negligent. Drunk drivers cause a significant percentage of serious crashes in Illinois.
Studies claim that nearly every American citizen will be involved in a DUI crash at some point in their life. Drunk drivers can be held responsible under the law if they cause a serious crash.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you recover your deserved compensation. Our Illinois car crash lawyers understand the law, and we want to help you recover after a crash. Discuss your case today by giving us a call at 312-386-7683.
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