Chicago, IL (February 12, 2020) – Two Chicago police officers were injured after striking a vehicle in the Hermosa neighborhood on Monday, February 10th. The accident happened at around 9:08 p.m. at the 2100 block of Pulaski Road, near the intersection with Dickens Avenue. Two officers were reportedly traveling to an accident with their sirens engaged when they collided with a Honda Ridgeline.
Initial reports revealed that the Honda was making an illegal left turn when it was struck by the patrol vehicle. The officers were transported to a nearby hospital with complaints of leg and neck pain. The driver of the Honda, a 23-year-old man, was taken to AMITA Health Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center for observation.
Charges are currently pending against the driver of the Honda. Local authorities are conducting an investigation into the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Illegal U-Turn Accidents in Chicago
Drivers who make illegal U-turns put other drivers at risk. These actions are completely unexpected and leave drivers with little time to avoid a collision. The resulting injuries can be devastating for those involved in the accident.
People may make illegal U-turns when they discover they’re traveling in the wrong direction. While these maneuvers are less dangerous than left turns, they can still put other motorists in serious danger. Injured parties should consult with a qualified Chicago car crash attorney to recover deserved compensation.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. has the resources to protect your legal rights after a crash. It’s our goal to ensure that your case is treated fairly. If you’ve been unfairly injured in a crash, give us a call at (312) 425-0401.
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