Four People Injured In Chicago Police Car Accident on West Harrison Street
Truck Accident - February 2, 2023
Four People Injured Including Two Chicago Police Officers In Car Accident Between Squad Car and Box Truck On West Harrison Street
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (February 1, 2023) – Four people were injured in a Chicago car accident between a box truck and police car along West Harrison Street.
Cook County officials are saying that the collision took place around 7:25 p.m. on Tuesday. Two police officers were going west when they were involved in a collision with a box truck going east.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims. Both police officers were taken to the hospital.
Both people in the box truck were taken to Stroger Hospital. A full investigation into the crash on West Harrison Street remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Chicago Truck Accidents
Car accidents remain one of the leading sources of serious injury and death in the United States. According to the IIHS, “There were 35,766 fatal motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2020 in which 38,824 deaths occurred. This resulted in 11.7 deaths per 100,000 people and 1.34 deaths per 100 million miles traveled.” There are a number of factors that could contribute to a car accident.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Driver fatigue
All drivers a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. A large number of car accidents are due to drivers that make unsafe left turns. Pursuant to Illinois Vehicle Code (625 ILCS 5/11-902), any person intending to turn left must first yield the right of way to any vehicle traveling from the opposite direction that is close enough so as to pose a hazard. If a driver was working at the time of a collision, their employer could be held at fault. There are many steps that should be taken after a collision.
- Photos of the accident should be taken.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- All vehicles involved in the crash should be examined.
- A thorough investigation should be conducted.
It can be hard to know where to begin if you’ve been injured in a car accident. Many victims don’t realize the full extent of their injuries for some time after they’ve been injured. Others suffer from long-term PTSD. Any person injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim. It is important that evidence is properly preserved after any collision.
Investigating A Chicago Police Car Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to all of the people injured in this collision. Any person that may have more information about the collision should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a car accident on West Harrison Street? There are many laws designed to help you. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the information and support that they are entitled to under the law. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.