Chicago, IL (September 13, 2020) – A state trooper with the Illinois State Police was injured after being involved in a hit-and-run collision following a traffic stop in Chicago on Friday night, September 11.
The site of the crash was reportedly located near the intersection of W. 76th Street and S. State Street. The officer pulled over a 2019 Jeep Cherokee for a routine traffic stop and realized the vehicle was stolen. The driver of the Jeep struck the officer and sped down State Street.
The driver proceeded to collide with another vehicle, which caught fire. Reports from the ISP revealed that the officer was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center and treated for sustained injuries. No further information on the crash has been released.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Hit-&-Run Crashes in Chicago
Hit-and-run accidents are incredibly traumatic. It is illegal to leave the scene of a crash resulting in death or injury in Illinois, but far too many drivers choose to leave the scene of a collision. Hit-and-run crashes happen with alarming frequency across the United States, with an estimated 682,000 hit-and-runs taking place each year since 2006. The rate of hit-and-run fatalities has increased by an average of 7.2% each year since 2009, reaching an all-time high in 2016.
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. Pursuing an Illinois 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 Illinois 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.com 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 an Illinois car accident, call us today at 877-930-2551 to discuss your case.
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