Chicago, IL (February 16, 2020) – Six Chicago police officers were injured in a collision on Saturday night, February 15th, in the West Garfield Park area on the city’s West Side. The accident occurred at the intersection of South Springfield Avenue and West Jackson Boulevard at around 7:30 p.m. According to initial reports, the accident involved a patrol vehicle and an unmarked Chicago Police Department vehicle.
Four officers were in one vehicle and two in the other. Local sources reported that the vehicles were en route to assist another officer. All six were transported to Stroger Hospital, with one listed in critical condition.
No other details are known at this time. CPD is currently handling the investigation into the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Chicago Car Accidents
In a matter of seconds, you can be seriously injured in the aftermath of a car accident. Big cities like Chicago have busy streets, which can make traveling throughout the city dangerous. Sometimes slight mistakes can result in catastrophic collisions.
There were 47,719 reported collisions in Chicago in just the first six months of 2018. Victims run the risk of suffering severe injuries and other damages following a crash. In some cases, injured parties can obtain lost compensation with the help of a Chicago car crash attorney.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to protect your right to compensation after an accident. We’ve successfully obtained favorable settlements handling past cases. Give us a call at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case today.
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