Elmwood Park, IL (January 5, 2020) – Multiple injuries were reported following a high-speed collision in Elmwood Park, Illinois on Wednesday Morning, January 1st. The crash occurred at a dispensary located at the 7955 block of West Grand Avenue. The 18-year-old driver hit two police cars near a line of nearly a hundred people waiting at a dispensary on Illinois’ first day for recreational marijuana sales.
At around 9:30 a.m., the driver was traveling 50 miles per hour on W. Grand Avenue EB when he struck two police vehicles. Two officers inside the vehicle were treated at the scene. Two people waiting in line were hospitalized due to foot injuries because the impact reportedly pushed the vehicle into the line of people.
No further 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.
Illinois Reckless Driving Accidents
Reckless drivers pose a serious risk to drivers on the streets of Illinois. A majority of serious collisions are caused by driver error, and nearly one-third of all fatal crashes involve a reckless driver. Even if you take all the necessary precautions to avoid a crash, you can still be injured by a reckless motorist.
These crashes often happen with little warning. Victims can be left with life-long and permanent injuries that can change their lives forever. A qualified Illinois car crash attorney can help injured victims pursue deserved compensation.
You don’t have to suffer due to the negligence of another motorist. The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you every step of the way. Give us a call at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case today.
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