Chicago, IL (January 4, 2020) – A collision in the Auburn Gresham community of Chicago left two Chicago Police Department officers injured. The accident occurred on Thursday evening at around 6:00 p.m. near the intersection of West 84th Street and Vincennes Avenue.
The two officers were reportedly on-duty while traveling northeast on Vincennes Avenue in a patrol vehicle. A Mitsubishi traveling in the opposite direction being driven by a 54-year-old man collided with the patrol vehicle head-on. Emergency responders transported the injured officers to the Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, Illinois.
The driver of the Mitsubishi was taken into custody after the crash. An 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.
Head-On Crashes in Chicago
When two vehicles travel directly toward the other and collide, it is known as a head-on crash. These accidents can result in severe injuries, even at low speeds. The nature of the impact makes a head-on collision extremely deadly.
Ten percent of all fatal accidents involve head-on crashes. These accidents are often caused by reckless drivers that enter oncoming traffic. Injured parties may be eligible to recover lost compensation with the help of a Chicago car crash attorney.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you get the compensation you deserve. We have helped countless victims obtain fair settlements for their injuries. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case today.
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