Chicago, IL (October 20, 2020) – Three people, including a Chicago Police officer, suffered injuries following a collision in the Roseland area of Chicago on Saturday afternoon, October 17.
The crash reportedly occurred in the 11000 block of Michigan Avenue at around 4:24 p.m. Local sources revealed that an unmarked patrol vehicle with its emergency lights engaged was traveling westbound on 111th Street at the time of the crash. The police vehicle was then struck by a Chevrolet Impala traveling west on Michigan Avenue.
The 23-year-old man and 24-year-old woman traveling in the Impala were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center for the treatment of sustained injuries. The officer was also hospitalized for treatment. The 23-year-old man driving the Impala was cited for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Chicago
Being involved in a car crash can be a traumatic event. Each year, there are hundreds of thousands of car crashes reported across Illinois. In 2011, there were 84,172 people injured in car crashes in the state, an average of nine injuries per hour. Of those injured in Illinois car crashes that year, nearly 12,000 suffered debilitating injuries that left them unable to walk or perform routine tasks.
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 Kmlltdlaw, 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 of 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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