Chicago, IL (October 26, 2020) – A collision in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago left two police officers injured on Sunday, October 25.
Local sources revealed that the accident occurred near the intersection of S. LaSalle Street and 35th Street. At around 7:50 p.m. that evening, a Chicago Police Department patrol car was reportedly struck on the driver’s side by an oncoming vehicle. The vehicle reportedly ran a red light at the intersection.
The two officers were taken to a nearby medical facility for the treatment of sustained injuries. At this time, the cause of the crash has not been reported. No further information on the accident is available at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Illinois
Car crashes happen every day across Illinois, leaving many residents killed or seriously injured. There were 281,778 car accidents reported across the state in 2011, according to statistics from the Illinois Department of Transportation. That year, there were nearly 772 car accidents reported daily across Illinois. There were 84,172 people injured in Illinois car accidents that year, with nearly nine people being injured each hour.
If you have been injured in an Illinois car crash, you have the right to pursue a negligence claim for your injuries. Anyone who gets behind the wheel has to exercise reasonable care to obey the traffic laws of the State of Illinois. Failure to do so may constitute negligence and give rise to a claim for lost damages for the injured party. The personal injury claim is a long and confusing process for those with little experience in the law, but you do not have to do it alone.
A qualified Chicago car crash attorney can help injured victims protect their legal rights after an accident by pursuing a claim for damages, including medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. / can bring our comprehensive knowledge to represent clients in nearly all types of personal injury cases in Illinois. If you have been injured by a negligent driver in a Chicago car accident, call us today at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case.
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