Chicago, IL (July 12, 2020) – Two Chicago police officers were injured following a collision on Thursday afternoon, July 9. The accident occurred at the 7300 block of S. Cottage Grove Avenue at around 4:30 p.m. The two officers were reportedly traveling north on Cottage Grove Avenue in an unmarked patrol vehicle when they were struck by an eastbound vehicle on 73rd Street.
The impact caused the unmarked patrol car to lose control and strike a utility pole. Both officers were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center for treatment. The 32-year-old driver of the other vehicle refused medical treatment.
That driver was cited for failure to yield and driving on a revoked license.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Chicago Intersection Crashes
Failing to yield is a primary cause of intersection crashes reported across Chicago each year. Reckless or negligent drivers who fail to yield risk colliding with another vehicle and causing a serious collision. There are more than 2.5 million intersection crashes reported annually, accounting for nearly 50% of injury crashes each year. Nearly one-quarter of fatal crashes annually take place at intersections.
What you do the moments after an Illinois car accident is of critical importance, and injured victims have to make sure that they make the right decisions in order to recover the full value of their injury claim. Many crash victims are unsure of how to get the compensation they need to recover after a serious car accident in Illinois, and this can leave them feeling alone and confused. In some cases, injured parties can consult with a qualified Illinois car crash attorney to discuss their next steps to take to pursue a claim and recover deserved compensation.
When you or a loved one is injured, it is extremely serious, and action must be taken immediately. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we understand the claim process and how crucial it is for our clients, and it forms our entire approach. If you have been unfairly injured in an Illinois car accident, contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case today.
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