Chicago, IL (November 5, 2020) – An officer with the Chicago Police Officer suffered injuries after being struck by another driver fleeing the scene of a traffic stop in the Gold Coast neighborhood on Tuesday, November 3.
Authorities reportedly ordered that 23-year-old Anthony Sheko exit his Dodge Charger at the intersection of Maple Street and State Street. The officer told Sheko to exit his vehicle when the driver reversed. Sheko then proceeded to ram the officer into a nearby flower bed while attempting to flee the scene.
Authorities reportedly found a gun underneath one of the seats in Sheko’s vehicle. Sheko and his passenger, 29-year-old Asia Spann, were arrested for possession of a controlled substance. The struck officer was hospitalized for the treatment of sustained injuries.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Car Accidents in Chicago
Someone is injured or killed in a serious car crash in Chicago nearly every day. Across Illinois, there were a total of 281,788 collisions reported across the state, according to data from the Illinois Department of Transportation, an average of 772 collisions per day. That year, there were 84,172 car crashes in Illinois that resulted in injuries, with nearly nine injuries taking place each hour that year.
Dealing with the aftermath of a serious Illinois car crash is a long and frustrating process, and many crash victims are unprepared to protect their rights. The financial impact of medical care, repair bills, and lost wages can be extremely disruptive to our lives and leave accident victims in a difficult financial and emotional situation. Unfortunately, when victims depend solely on insurance companies to recover lost compensation, they often feel even more alone and confused, making the situation even worse.
That is why you need a qualified Illinois car crash attorney fighting for your rights after being injured in an Illinois car accident. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients, and we have a proven track record of helping the people of Illinois recover after a serious car accident. If you have been unfairly injured in an Illinois auto accident, give one of our qualified personal injury attorneys a call today at 877-930-2551 to see what we can do for you.
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