Chicago, IL (February 22, 2020) – Five people were injured, including two police officers, following a crash in the Grand Crossing area of Chicago’s South Side on Thursday, February 20th. The crash reportedly took place at around 8:40 p.m. at the 1200 block of East 75th Street. Initial reports revealed that officers in an unmarked police vehicle to stop a Dodge Challenger when the vehicle sped off.
While the officers were pursuing the vehicle, the driver of the Challenger reversed at a high rate of speed, striking the officers’ vehicle. The two officers were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The driver of the Challenger, a 24-year-old male, and his two passengers were also hospitalized.
An investigation into the crash is being handled by the Chicago Police Department.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Reckless Driving Crashes in Chicago
Reckless driving is involved in an overwhelming majority of serious accidents. Even drivers who follow all the rules of the road are at risk of being struck by a reckless motorist. Each year, nearly one-third of all fatal crashes involve a reckless driver.
13,000 deadly collisions each year are attributable to reckless driving. The most prevalent forms of reckless driving are speeding and texting behind the wheel. In some cases, injured victims can pursue lost compensation by contacting a Chicago personal injury attorney.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we proudly help the resident of Chicago recover after a serious accident. We’ve successfully helped countless victims obtain settlements worthy of their injuries. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 to see how we can help.
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