Elmhurst, IL (April 26, 2020) – An Illinois State Police officer was injured after his patrol vehicle was rear-ended on Saturday, April 25th, in Elmhurst, Illinois. The officer was reportedly blocking traffic for a stalled vehicle on I-290 near York Street. The vehicle was rear-ended by a gray Nissan at around 4:40 a.m. that morning.
The impact caused the patrol vehicle to spin out into the middle lane of traffic. The officer was hospitalized for treatment and later released. No updates have been provided at this time.
ISP is currently investigating the cause of the crash.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Illinois Rear-End Crashes
Rear-end collisions are the most commonly reported traffic accident, accounting for 28 percent of reported crashes each year. There are nearly 2 million rear-end crashes reported annually, resulting in more than 500,000 injuries. Thousands more are killed in rear-end crashes.
If you’ve been injured in a car crash, you have the right to pursue a negligence claim for your injuries. Anyone who gets behind the wheel has to exercise reasonable care to obey the traffic laws of the State of Illinois. Failure to do so may constitute negligence and give rise to a claim for lost damages.
A qualified Illinois car crash attorney can help injured victims protect their legal rights after an accident. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. can bring our comprehensive knowledge to represent clients in nearly all types of personal injury cases. If you’ve been injured by a negligent driver, call us today at (312) 425-0401.
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