Lansing, IL (August 3, 2020) – An officer with the Lansing Police Department was injured after being involved in a rollover crash. The accident occurred on Saturday, August 1, at around 6 p.m. that evening. The site of the crash was located near the intersection of 186th Street and Burnham Avenue. Emergency responders were called to the intersection to render aid to the injured party.
The officer was reportedly responding to another accident in Lynwood, Illinois at the time of the crash. While en route, the officer’s vehicle collided with another car at the intersection, causing the patrol car to overturn. The vehicle was found on its side when authorities arrived.
The officer was transported to Franciscan Health hospital in Munster, Illinois for the treatment of sustained injuries. The victim reportedly had to break his windshield and crawl out of his vehicle and sustained cuts due to broken glass. The injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.
The driver of the other vehicle was uninjured. At this time, the cause of the crash is still unknown. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is being conducted by the Illinois State Police.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Rollover Accidents in Cook County
Being involved in a rollover collision can be incredibly traumatic, and victims often sustain severe or life-threatening injuries. Rollover crashes have a significantly higher fatality rate compared to other types of collisions. Of the nearly 9.1 million crashes involving passenger cars, vans, and pickup trucks in 2010, only 2.1% involved rollover crashes. However, that year, around 35% of deadly passenger-vehicle accidents were rollover accidents. An estimated 7,600 people were killed in rollover crashes that year. Of those killed, roughly 69% were unrestrained at the time of the crash.
If you have been injured in an Illinois 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.
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