Melrose Park, IL (January 19, 2020) – Early Sunday morning, January 19th, a police officer was injured in a crash in Melrose Park, Illinois. According to local sources, the officer was at the intersection of 38th Avenue and North Avenue. At around 3:00 a.m., his police SUV was rear-ended by another vehicle.
The male officer was transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment following the crash. The driver who struck the officer was cited for driving under the influence.
No identities have been released at this time. Local authorities are currently investigating the collision.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Illinois Rear-End Accidents
The most common crashes experienced on American roadways are rear-end collisions. These accidents account 28 percent of all reported crashes each year. Injured victims often suffer from severe spinal cord or neck injuries.
Rear-end crashes are often caused by distracted or inattentive drivers. Driers will often fail to notice the car ahead of them is stopped or slowing down. In some cases, injured parties may be able to pursue legal action with the help of an Illinois car crash attorney.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we believe in helping those unfairly injured in a crash. We can help you recover the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured by a reckless driver, give us a call at (312) 425-0401.
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