Volo, IL (December 27, 2019) – An officer was responding to a fatal collision near the intersection of US-12 and Volo Village Road when he was struck by an oncoming driver in Volo, Illinois. The accident took place late into the evening on Monday, December 23rd, at around 7 p.m. The driver has been identified as Chris Miller, 65.
After hitting the officer, Miller attempted to flee the scene in his pickup truck. However, his car became disabled, and officers were able to apprehend him. He was cited for various charges, including felony DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.
The officer suffered severe leg injuries.
Local officials are conducting an investigation into the collision.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Hit-&-Run Accidents in Illinois
Being injured can be a traumatic experience in itself. However, when a driver flees the scene, it can be even more devastating. Sadly, far too many drivers attempt to leave the scene of a crash.
There are more than 737,100 reported hit-and-runs each year across the United States. A hit-and-run happens nearly every 43 seconds. Injured parties should contact an experienced Illinois car crash lawyer to see what their legal options are.
Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. can help you recover the full value of your claim. We have helped countless victims obtain fair settlements for their injuries. Call our law offices at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case today.
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