Chicago, IL (April 29, 2020) – A crash in the Englewood neighborhood left three people injured, including two police officers, on Tuesday, April 28th. A patrol vehicle was involved in a collision with a box-truck at around 12:25 p.m. The collision took place at the 1400 block of W. 69th Street.
Two officers were hospitalized following the accident. Another involved party was also transported to a medical facility. All victims are believed to be in stable condition.
At this time, the cause of the accident hasn’t been reported.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Semi-Truck Crashes in Illinois
There are more than 2 million big rigs on American roadways at any given time. Each year, an estimated 5,000 occupants of passenger vehicles are killed in car accidents each year. There are more than 500,000 18-wheeler accidents reported annually across the country.
high turnover, poor maintenance, and quality issues are all serious issues in the trucking industry. These concerns may only get worse over time, increasing your chances of being involved in a serious semi-truck accident. While regular car crashes can be horrific, collisions involving commercial vehicles are always much worse.
After being involved in a crash with an 18-wheeler, you may need the services of an experienced Illinois truck accident attorney to help ensure you obtain a fair and commensurate settlement. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., our legal team handles the most catastrophic personal injury cases. If you’ve been the victim of a trucking accident, contact us today at 312-386-7683.
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