Chicago, IL (April 10, 2020) – Two officers with the Chicago Police Department were injured following an overnight crash. The accident happened Thursday night, April 9th, at the intersection of 63rd Street and Normal Boulevard. Two officers in a large, marked squad car were struck by a reportedly stolen Nissan.
Initial reports revealed that the Nissan ran a red light at the intersection and struck the patrol vehicle. Two officers were rushed to a medical facility for treatment. They are both believed to be in stable condition.
One occupant of the Nissan was also hospitalized. CPD is currently investigating the collision.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Red-Light Accidents in Chicago
Hundreds of people are killed and tens of thousands injured in red-light collisions each year. 846 people in 2018 lost their lives in red-light crashes. Nearly half of those deaths were pedestrians or cyclists.
Crossing a congested intersection can be dangerous, and millions of crashes occur at intersections each year. When a reckless driver is responsible for the accident, he or she can be held responsible for any resulting injuries. In some cases, injured parties can consult with a qualified Chicago car crash attorney to recover lost compensation.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Our experienced legal team is here to fight for your best interests after a collision. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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