Chicago, IL (October 22, 2020) – A police officer suffered injuries after being involved in a crash with another vehicle in the Little Village neighborhood in Chicago on Wednesday morning, October 21.
Initial reports revealed that the crash occurred near the intersection of Pulaski Road and 24th Street. At the time of the crash, the officer was reportedly traveling in a patrol vehicle with its emergency lights activated. At around 8:15 a.m, the officer was traveling through the intersection when it was struck by an oncoming driver.
The driver reportedly ran a red light and crashed into the patrol car. The officer suffered injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital for the treatment of leg pain. The 59-year-old driver of the other vehicle was cited for failing to yield to an emergency vehicle and disregarding a red light.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Red Light Crashes in Chicago
Red-light runners across the country are responsible for hundreds of deaths and tens of thousands of injuries across the country each year. There were 846 people reportedly killed in red-light collisions in the United States in 2018. An estimated 139,000 people suffered injuries in red-light accidents that year. Intersections are the site of nearly 40% of reported car accidents, with nearly 2.5 million intersection crashes occurring each year.
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