Cahokia, IL (June 21, 2020) – A Dupo police chief and another officer were injured following a crash in Cahokia on Friday afternoon, June 19th. The collision reportedly occurred on I-255 near IL-157 at around 6 p.m. Police chief Keven Smith and a fellow officer were traveling in an unmarked pickup truck when the vehicle attempted to cut across a grassy area.
The vehicle struck an unseen hole or ditch. Local reports indicated that Smith and the other officer were involved in a pursuit, but the details of the pursuit are not clear at this time. One of the officers involved was airlifted to a hospital in the St. Louis area.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with Kevin Smith, the other injured victim, and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Illinois Car Accidents
Each year, there are more than 6.1 million car accidents reported across the country. An estimated 3 million people suffer injuries in these accidents annually. In Chicago alone, tens of thousands of people suffer injuries in crashes each year.
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 312-386-7683.
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