Chicago, IL (August 10, 2020) – A man has been charged in connection with a crash that injured four people, including two officers from the Chicago Police Department, in Chicago on Saturday, August 8. The reported collision took place at the 1900 block of S. Pulaski Road near W. 19th Street in the early morning at around 1:38 a.m.
According to local authorities, 26-year-old Quartez Singleton reportedly attempted to make a left turn in front of a squad car, causing the collision. A patrol vehicle containing two officers was traveling northbound on S. Pulaski Road at the time of the crash, when Singleton was driving a 2003 Dodge van southbound on the roadway.
Singleton attempted to make a turn onto W. 19th Street, striking the patrol vehicle. All four parties involved in the crash, including a 26-year-old female passenger in the Dodge, were transported to a nearby medical facility for the treatment of sustained head injuries. Singleton and his passenger were taken to Stroger Hospital for treatment.
Singleton was charged with driving under the influence, driving with a valid driver’s license, and misdemeanor battery. At this time, no further updates on the crash are currently available.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
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