Chicago, IL – Four Hospitalized After Chicago PD Crash on Harrison St
Chicago, IL (January 24, 2023) – Two Chicago police officers were among the four people sent to the hospital after a collision with another car in East Garfield Park on Tuesday evening.
The two police officers were in stable condition Tuesday night at Mount Sinai Hospital. There were reports of a marked Chicago Police vehicle traveling west on Harrison Street and crossing California Avenue at around 7:25 p.m.
At that time and place on Harrison Street, an eastbound box truck collided with the squad car, according to officials.
The police were on their way to another accident in the 2000 block of West Augusta Boulevard in Ukrainian Village when the one on Harrison Street occurred. Local surveillance footage purportedly shows the CPD car colliding with the box truck, then rebounding across the street and crashing into the parked automobile.
The 34-year-old driver and 48-year-old passenger of the box truck were taken to Stroger Hospital of Cook County in good health.
On Tuesday evening, authorities were still trying to determine what caused the crash and who was at fault.
The injured victims and their families remain in our thoughts.
Auto Accident Rate in Chicago
Most accidents at intersections are caused by left turns and careless driving, according to the Federal Highway Administration (FHA). About half of all car accidents are found to happen near intersections. This kind of collision is more common than rear-end collisions.
Many accidents occur at busy intersections around Cook County. Official figures show that the Chicago metropolitan region accounts for more than a quarter of all traffic accidents in the state of Illinois.
No matter what caused the accident, the victims and their families are responsible for covering the costs associated with the injuries sustained due to the carelessness of others. Those who are directly impacted may feel helpless in the face of overwhelming mental anguish and high medical bills.
You might be able to take legal action if you or a loved one were hurt or killed as a result of any of the above. A Chicago car accident attorney should be consulted quickly if it is determined that you were not at fault.
Injured parties in an accident caused by the carelessness or recklessness of another motorist are entitled to monetary compensation under Illinois law. Getting full and fair compensation from at-fault drivers or their insurance companies may be difficult; therefore, an attorney should always represent victims of accidents.
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Please get in touch with our Chicago personal injury lawyers without delay if you or a loved one has been hurt in a car accident.
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