Chicago, IL (August 29, 2020) – Two Chicago police officers and three civilians sustained injuries following a two-vehicle accident in the Chatham neighborhood on Friday, August 28.
The crash occurred at around 4:30 p.m. near the intersection of S. Rhodes Avenue and E. 83rd Street. The two officers were reportedly traveling west on 83rd Street in a patrol vehicle when they were hit by a vehicle making a left turn at the 8300 block of S. Rhodes Avenue.
The two officers reportedly sustained serious head injuries and transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment. The driver and two passengers in the other car were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center for the treatment of sustained injuries. They are believed to be in stable condition.
The cause of the crash is unknown at this time. An ongoing investigation into the accident is being conducted by the Chicago Police Department.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Intersection Collisions in Chicago
Intersections are a magnet for serious crashes throughout Illinois. Traveling through a congested Chicago intersection can increase your risk of suffering severe injuries in a collision. Each year, there are more than 2.5 million intersection crashes reported nationwide, accounting for roughly 40% of reported car accidents. Making a left-turn is a factor in nearly 22.2% of reported crashes and 61% of intersection collisions. When a driver fails to yield the right of way, they risk causing a catastrophic accident.
If you have been injured in a Chicago 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 for the injured party. The personal injury claim is a long and confusing process for those with little experience in the law, but you do not have to do it alone.
A qualified Chicago car crash attorney can help injured victims protect their legal rights after an accident by pursuing a claim for damages, including medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. Kmlltdlaw can bring our comprehensive knowledge to represent clients in nearly all types of personal injury cases in Illinois. If you have been injured by a negligent driver in a Chicago car accident, call us today at 877-930-2551 to discuss your case.
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