Police Officer Injured in Chicago Car Crash
There were 109 fatal accidents involving 161 vehicles in Chicago during the course of 2011, according to City Data. In total, 119 people died in these crashes, and many more were seriously injured.
At the same time, there were fatal accidents that involved at least 50 pedestrians. It is clear, then, that road safety is a concern in Chicago, and the impact of these injuries and fatalities is far-reaching.
If you sustain serious injuries in a car crash, it is important to know that you are not alone. An experienced Illinois personal injury lawyer may be able to help you recover damages associated with steep medical bills and lost wages.
At Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, we are a team of experienced personal injury and accident lawyers, and we are ready to fight for your rights. Contact us today, and we will assess your case to determine if you have a legitimate claim. Call us at (800)-985-1819.
Police Officer and Civilian Injured in Crash
The Chicago Tribune reports that a crash between a police officer and a civilian has sent them both to a local hospital with serious injuries. Police say the crash happened on Saturday morning on the South Side of the city.
The crash took place at 9 a.m. on South Union Avenue in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. The police officer is in serious condition, and officials transported him to the nearby Stroger Hospital. The other person in the crash, a civilian, sustained serious injuries and is receiving treatment at St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center, according to officials in the Chicago Fire Department.
The crash is still under investigation. It is not clear who was at fault or whether the police vehicle was chasing a suspect at the time.
Suspects Flee Car on Foot After Fatal Crash
CBS Chicago reports that two suspects have run from the scene of a fatal car crash, and police are currently searching for them. Chicago police have released photographs of the accident scene in an attempt to get more information on the suspects and the incident.
The crash was a head-on collision in Humboldt Park. It resulted in the death of a 63-year-old woman, who was driving a 1993 Ford Escort. Emergency workers rushed the woman to a nearby hospital, where she later died. An autopsy revealed she died of multiple injuries, and officials declared her death an accident.
Two males were in the car that crashed into the woman. They fled from the scene on foot, and police say they are not yet in custody. The Chicago Police Department is urging anyone who witnessed the accident or knows the whereabouts of the suspects to contact the nearest police station.
If you sustain injuries in a car crash, you may be able to recover compensation through a lawsuit. Call Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates today at (800)-985-1819 to speak to an experienced Chicago personal injury attorney.