Chicago, IL (September 7, 2020) – Two Chicago police officers sustained injuries after being struck by a driver while crossing an intersection in the Englewood area on Saturday, September 5.
Initial reports revealed that the accident occurred at the 6300 block of Wentworth Avenue at around 9:45 p.m. that evening. A vehicle reportedly ran a red light and collided with a police squad car. The cause of the accident is not known at this time.
Both officers in the vehicle were transported to Little Company of Mary Hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. The driver who ran the red light was taken into custody for questioning. It was not reported if any charges were filed.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the collision is being managed by the Chicago Police Department. No further updates are currently available.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Red-Light Collisions in Chicago
Statistics show that red-light runners are responsible for hundreds of deaths each year across the country. There were 846 people reportedly killed in red-light collisions in 2018 alone. Reports have found that red-light crashes in the United States have reached a ten-year high. Intersections are involved in a significant portion of crashes reported each year, despite making up a small fraction of roadways nationwide. Nearly 40% of car accidents take place at intersections each year, with nearly 2.5 million intersection collisions occurring annually.
Dealing with the aftermath of a serious crash is a long and frustrating process, and many crash victims are unprepared to protect their rights. The financial impact of medical care, repair bills, and lost wages can be extremely disruptive to our lives and leave accident victims in a difficult financial and emotional situation. Unfortunately, when victims depend solely on insurance companies to recover lost compensation, they often feel even more alone and confused, making the situation even worse.
That is why you need a qualified Illinois car crash attorney fighting for your rights after being injured in an Illinois car accident. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients, and we have a proven track record helping the people of Illinois recover after a serious Illinois car accident. If you have been unfairly injured in an Illinois auto accident, give one of our qualified personal injury attorneys a call today at 312-386-7683 to see what we can do for you.
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