Chicago, IL (March 2, 2020) – A police chase ended with one death and two injuries, one including a police officer. The collision occurred after 1:45 a.m. Monday morning, March 2nd, at the 700 block of North LaSalle Boulevard. The driver of the pursued vehicle was killed in the crash, and a female passenger and Chicago police officer were transported for treatment.
Authorities reported that a man driving a blue Lexus was involved in a crash at the corner of Ohio and Wells Streets. A woman got out of the other vehicle, and the 26-year-old man driving the Lexus threatened her with a gun. The man fled the scene, beginning a police chase after authorities spotted him on the road.
The chase ended when the Lexus collided with a fire hydrant and utility pole. Three parties were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where the driver later was pronounced dead. An ongoing investigation into the crash is in progress.
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 common habit of drivers in Chicago. Despite the known dangers of speeding, a majority of drivers admit to being comfortable exceeding the speed limit. In fact, 81 percent of drivers claim they speed nearly every day.
Speeding is responsible for thousands of deaths each year. Victims often experience much more severe injuries due to the force of impact. Injured parties should consult with a Chicago car crash attorney if a reckless driver is responsible for their injuries.
Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. can help hold a reckless driver accountable for their actions. We can take over your case while you focus on your own recovery. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 to see what we can do.
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