Chicago, IL (January 27, 2020) – Two officers from the Chicago Police Department were injured on Saturday night, January 25th, on the West Side. The officers’ patrol vehicle was struck at the 600 block of North Pulaski Road at around 11:45 p.m. The officers were reportedly en route to assist with a vehicle fire.
The patrol vehicle was hit by a black 2012 Volkswagen sedan driven by a 60-year-old woman. The woman was attempting to make a left turn onto Pulaski Road from Erie Street. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash, and the woman was taken into custody.
Both officers were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Chicago DUI Accidents
Drunk drivers are a risk to themselves and others when they hit the road. We all know how dangerous drunk driving can be. Even still, far too many motorists get behind the wheel while intoxicated.
In 2017, 27,046 people were arrested for driving under the influence in Illinois. More than 300 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes in the state in 2015. Injured parties should consult with a qualified Illinois DUI crash attorney to discuss their legal options.
You should exercise your right to compensation after a crash. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Contact our law offices at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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