Peoria, IL (February 15, 2020) – A Peoria police officer was injured following a three-vehicle collision in Peoria on Tuesday, February 11th. The officer was responding to a call when they were involved in a crash near the intersection of Sterling Avenue and Bainter Lane at around 7:30 a.m. The crash occurred when a vehicle made a left turn onto Bainter Lane, striking the officer’s vehicle.
A third vehicle was also involved in the crash. The officer and the driver that made the turn were both injured. The PPD officer was taken to OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center with serious injuries.
Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Left-Turn Crashes in Illinois
Intersections can be dangerous places. Drivers will often travel through an intersection without first making sure they have the right of way. A majority of these collisions involve drivers making left-hand turns.
Left-hand turns are involved in 22.2 percent of all major collisions. On average, 61 percent of intersection crashes are caused by unsafe left turns. Injured parties may be able to pursue lost compensation with the help of an Illinois auto accident attorney.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we have the resources to ensure that your right to compensation is protected. We will fight diligently for your case to make sure you recover a favorable settlement. Contact our offices at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case.
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