Chicago, IL (October 9, 2020) – On Wednesday, October 7, three Chicago police officers were struck by a sport-utility vehicle while conducting a traffic stop on Chicago’s South Side.
The officers reportedly stopped a driver at around 11 a.m. when 30-year-old Dawn Moore pulled up to the scene, located at the 10500 block of S. State Street, claiming that she knew the other driver. Moore demanded that the driver be released. Moore was then told to leave the scene as she was blocking traffic on the roadway.
Moore then drove her 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon into the squad car and attempted to run over an officer. Allegedly, Moore proceeded to make a U-turn and hit another patrol vehicle before driving away. Three police vehicles were damaged and three officers were hospitalized for the treatment of sustained injuries.
Moore was arrested and charged with aggravated assault of an officer, aggravated battery to an officer, and criminal damage to property.
An ongoing investigation is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Chicago
Car crashes happen daily across Illinois. In 2011, a total of 281,788 car accidents were reported across the state, with nearly 772 taking place each day. That year, there were 84,172 people injured in Illinois collisions, an average of nine injuries each hour. Of those injured, nearly 12,000 sustained debilitating injuries that left them unable to walk or perform routine activities. Driving can be incredibly dangerous, and human error is responsible for nearly 90% of reported car accidents each year.
What you do the moments after an Illinois car accident is of critical importance, and injured victims have to make sure that they make the right decisions in order to recover the full value of their injury claim. Many crash victims are unsure of how to get the compensation they need to recover after a serious car accident in Illinois, and this can leave them feeling alone and confused. In some cases, injured parties can consult with a qualified Chicago car crash attorney to discuss their next steps to take to pursue a claim and recover deserved compensation.
When you or a loved one is injured, it is extremely serious, and action must be taken immediately. At Kmlltdlaw, we understand the claim process and how crucial it is for our clients, and it forms our entire approach. Our legal team will fight to make sure that you earn the compensation you deserve after being seriously injured in an Illinois car crash. If you have been unfairly injured in a Chicago car accident, contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case today.
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