Chicago, IL (March 24, 2020) – Four people, including two Chicago police officers, were injured in a collision in the Avondale area in northwest Chicago on Tuesday, March 24th. The two officers were reportedly in a patrol vehicle when they were involved in a crash at the intersection of W. Belmont Avenue and N. Kimball Avenue at around 4:20 a.m. The vehicle was making a turn onto Belmont Avenue when the officers were struck by a speeding Chevy Equinox.
Both officers were hospitalized following the accident, one with neck pain and the other a laceration to the head. The driver and passenger in the Equinox were taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. Possible citations are currently pending against the driver of the Equinox.
Local officials are currently investigating the cause of the crash.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
High-Speed Crashes in Chicago
Speeding is a primary factor in deadly crashes across the country, including Illinois. On average, more than a quarter of fatal collisions reported annually involve speeding drivers. Thousands lose their lives in high-speed crashes each year.
When you speed, you’re an active roadway hazard. You’re less able to control your vehicle and react to other hazards on the road. In some cases, injured parties can recover lost compensation with the help of a Chicago car crash attorney.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we’re here to represent your case and fight for your legal rights. We’re here to make sure that you and your loved ones are secured. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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