Chicago, IL (November 28, 2020) – Two officers with the Chicago Police Department were injured following a two-vehicle collision in the Gresham area on Friday, November 27.
The site of the crash was reportedly located at the 7900 block of Racine Avenue. According to local sources, the accident occurred at around 1:20 a.m. that morning. Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene to render aid to the injured parties.
Two officers were hospitalized for the treatment of sustained injuries. The other driver involved in the crash was arrested following the collision. Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the accident.
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.
DUI Accidents in Chicago
Drunk drivers are responsible for a significant portion of deadly car accidents reported annually across the United States. Nearly 30 people are killed daily in DUI collisions nationwide, an average of one death every 55 minutes. More than 10,000 people are killed each year by drunk drivers. In 2016, nearly 29% of traffic fatalities across the country involved drunk drivers. When drivers are intoxicated, they are less able to control their vehicles safely and avoid catastrophic car accidents.
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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