Quincy, IL (December 28, 2019) – Three people were reportedly injured following a collision involving an ambulance and a patrol car in Quincy, Illinois on Thursday evening, December 26th. According to authorities at the scene, a Quincy Police Department patrol vehicle was leaving a private lot when it collided with an Adams County ambulance carrying three occupants near Blessing Hospital. The officer claimed that the eastbound lanes of traffic had come to a stop and another driver had waved him on.
However, the officer collided with the ambulance as he turned into the intersection. The officer and two occupants of the ambulance, including an 88-year-old woman, were hospitalized following the collision.
The officer, identified as Dominic Scott, was cited for failure-to-yield. An investigation into the incident is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Failure-to-Yield Accidents in Illinois
When a driver fails to yield the right-of-way, they run the risk of causing a crash. In many failure-to-yield crashes, the occupants of the vehicle that hit the driver who fails to yield are seriously injured. All drivers have a duty of care to prevent causing injury to others on the roadway.
In 2017, there were 998 fatal crashes reported in Illinois. That same year, 311,679 traffic accidents were reported in the state. In some cases, injured parties may be eligible to recover lost compensation with the help of an accomplished Illinois personal injury attorney.
An experienced law firm can help those unfairly injured in a crash. The legal minds at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. have helped countless victims recover deserved compensation. Contact our law offices today at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case.
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