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Chicago, IL – Officer Injured in Rear-End Collision on I-57

by | Oct 15, 2020 | Car Accidents, Injuries

Chicago, IL (October 15, 2020) – On Wednesday morning, October 14, a Chicago police officer was injured in a collision on the city’s South Side. 

The crash reportedly occurred on Interstate 57 SB near Wentworth Avenue at around 3:10 a.m. that morning. The officer was reportedly driving in the centerline of the highway when a vehicle in the right lane made a lane change and hit the rear of the officer’s patrol vehicle. The impact caused both vehicles to lose control and leave the roadway. 

Both vehicles came to a rest on the embankment to the right of the interstate. The officer was taken to a hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. No further information on the crash is currently available. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is being made by local law enforcement officials. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.

Rear-End Crashes in Chicago

Chicago, IL - Officer Injured in Rear-End Collision on I-57

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that rear-end collisions are the most common type of accident in the United States. Nearly 29% of reported car accidents involve rear-end impacts. On average, there are roughly 1.7 million rear-end crashes reported across the United States each year. An estimated 1,700 people are killed and 500,000 people are injured annually in rear-end crashes across the country. 

In order to recover compensation after a crash, you have to determine that the negligence of another party directly contributed to your injuries. This can be difficult on your own, and many crash victims find themselves overwhelmed by the personal injury process. An experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer can help you construct a strong case, make sure your legal rights are secured, and ensure that the liable party is held accountable for their role in the accident. 

When you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a Chicago car crash, or in any way by the negligence of another person, it is important to protect your rights. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we believe in providing top-quality legal representation to all our clients to increase their chances of a successful claim, and we have a proven track record helping crash victims obtain fair and full compensation to cover their damages after a crash. Contact our offices today at 877-930-2551 to discuss your case today and see what our team of Chicago car crash attorneys can do for you. 

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