On behalf of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Wednesday, July 3, 2013.of
Police officers in Illinois work tirelessly in order to keep the streets safe for civilians. They are ready to pursue a suspect at a moment’s notice if need be to apprehend a wrongdoer. Though their intentions are to provide safety for those in the community, police officers can occasionally be involved in a car accident themselves.
An Illinois police car and two SUVs were involved in a crash that caused several people to be injured. Three children were reported as to have been injured in the accident but not seriously, though they were transported to a nearby hospital. Three additional people were transported to a medical center in Oak Lawn in serious condition. Another person was also injured but was reported to have been in good condition.
The crash occurred while police officers were attempting to apprehend a suspect who had allegedly fired a weapon from a vehicle window. The officers were in pursuit of the suspect’s vehicle when another unmarked patrol unit joined the chase. The second police car was involved in a collision with two SUVs, one of which was reported to have flipped as a result of the crash. It is unclear at this time what the exact cause of the accident was or who may have been at fault.
It can be assumed that officers will investigate the incident to determine the circumstances leading to the car accident. Because there were some individuals who were severely injured, the driver deemed at fault for the collision could be facing personal injury claims. The injured parties will possibly face much time recovering from their injuries and could face mounting medical bills acquired for treatment. By looking in to Illinois personal injury laws, the affected parties could find beneficial information should they attempt to pursue a case for monetary compensation for their injuries and other permissible damages.
Source: Chicago Tribune, “7 injured in South Side crash involving police car,” Liam Ford, June 20, 2013