Chicago, IL (November 14, 2020) – Two officers with the Chicago Police Department were injured after being struck by a sport-utility vehicle in the East Garfield Park area on Thursday evening, November 12.
Local sources revealed that were driving at around 10:30 p.m. that night when their patrol vehicle was struck. According to initial reports, the driver of an SUV ran a stop sign and collided with the patrol car. Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene to render aid to the injured parties.
Both officers were transported to a nearby hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. The driver of the SUV was cited at the scene for various traffic violations. No further information on the accident is currently available.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Stop-Sign Crashes in Chicago
Intersections can be extremely dangerous. According to the Federal Highway Administration, there are more than 2.5 million intersection accidents reported each year across the country. Nearly half of all crashes resulting in injuries occur at intersections. An estimated 2,967 people are killed annually in stop-sign collisions across the country. Nearly 45% of these collisions involve the failure to obey, and another 48% involve the failure to yield the right of way.
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 312-386-7683 to see what we can do for you.
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