Chicago, IL (January 22, 2020) – Injuries were reported following a hit-and-run crash in the Lawndale area of Chicago on Tuesday afternoon, January 21st. Sources reported that the collision took place near the corner of South California Avenue and Flournoy Street. At around 1:15 p.m., a Chicago Fire Department paramedic was injured when an ambulance was struck by a westbound Toyota at the 700 block of South California Avenue.
The driver of the Toyota fled the scene after the crash. Authorities reported that the paramedic was transported to Rush University Medical Center for treatment. The patient on-board the ambulance was taken to Stroger Hospital.
No other details are known at this time. 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.
Hit-&-Run Crashes in Chicago
All drivers have an obligation to stop at the scene of a crash. Failure to do so can result in criminal penalties. Many drivers commit hit-and-runs because they are afraid of the consequences of causing a collision.
On average, there are 682,000 reported hit-and-run crashes each year in the United States. Since 2009, hit-and-run rates have increased by 7.2 percent each year. Injured parties should consult with a qualified Chicago car crash lawyer to discuss their legal options.
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