Chicago, IL (January 16, 2020) – An off-duty correctional officer was injured in a hit-and-run collision in the Englewood area of Chicago on Wednesday, January 15th. The crash took place at the 5500 block of South Damen Avenue near the time of 5:20 a.m. Initial reports revealed that the officer was struck by a vehicle that failed to yield the right-of-way.
The driver sped away after striking the officer, and the vehicle was later found abandoned. The driver had fled the vehicle on foot. The injured officer was transported to Little Company of Mary Hospital for treatment.
The identity of the victim was not released. An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Chicago Hit-&-Run Accidents
Few things are as traumatic as being injured in a hit-and-run collision. Injured victims often feel that they lack legal recourse to recover damages related to the incident. Hit-and-runs overwhelming impact cyclists and pedestrians who are unable to pursue the at-fault driver.
Hit-and-run crashes in Chicago have reached record highs in recent years. On average, a hit-and-run happens every 43 seconds across the country. Injured victims should reach out to an Illinois car crash lawyer to pursue legal action.
Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. can help you recover your deserved compensation. We have helped countless victims recover after being unfairly injured in a crash. Call us today at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case.
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