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Chicago, IL – Two Officers Hurt After Car Accident in Pursuit at 72nd St & Fairfield Ave

Chicago, IL - Two Officers Hurt After Car Accident in Pursuit at 72nd St & Fairfield Ave

Chicago, IL (February 28, 2023) – On Friday afternoon, two Chicago police officers were hurt in a collision near Marquette Park.

Superintendent David Brown tweeted that the collision occurred as the cops were responding to a report about a stolen car. He said that he had visited the cops in the hospital, where he discovered that both suffered several fractures but are expected to recover.

Witnesses reported seeing the police pursue another car at a high rate of speed before colliding with a tree at the junction of 72nd Street and Fairfield Avenue.

At about 2:40 p.m., officers responding to the stolen car complaint swerved to avoid colliding with another vehicle in traffic, according to Chicago police. The unmarked police vehicle lost control and hit a tree.

The Chicago Fire Department said that two cops were transported to Christ Hospital in critical condition. In the meantime, two people have been arrested in connection with the stolen car.

An investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Our thoughts are extended to the injured victims and their families in hopes of their complete recovery.

Chicagoland Traffic Accidents

In Illinois, at least 90,000 persons were killed or wounded in motor vehicle accidents in 2017. There were likely a thousand of these incidents, and as a result, around 970 people perished. Studies indicate that driving under the influence, excessive speed, and collisions with immovable objects are the three leading causes of fatality in automotive accidents.

The majority of traffic accidents in Chicago County and its environs occur at junctions. Statistics from the most recent year indicate that more than one-fourth of all vehicle accidents in Illinois occur in the Chicago metropolitan area.

The at-fault driver should cover your medical bills if you were injured in a collision that might have been prevented. Patients must endure the emotional anguish of their injuries as well as the anxiety and misery of considering how they will pay their hospital bills, medical fees, and other related costs.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of one of these conditions, you may be qualified to file a lawsuit. If you were injured in a car accident that was not your fault in Chicago, you should see an attorney immediately.

You may bring a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent driver who caused your injuries in Illinois. Accident victims in Illinois should contact an attorney as quickly as possible after a collision since doing so may speed compensation negotiations with the person at blame and their insurance.

Because of our familiarity with the state’s legal system, our team at D&W Law Group can assist you in building a convincing case for financial compensation if you have been injured in an accident. Call our Chicago personal injury lawyers without delay. Call 312-888-8888 for more or to book a free first consultation about your accident claim.

To talk with an experienced personal injury attorney, please get in touch with our Chicago office. We will investigate all of your legal options, help you arrange your case’s particulars, and work quickly to get the best possible outcome. At this stressful, frustrating moment, we vow to do all in our power to safeguard your legal rights and the legal rights of your loved ones and get the compensation to which you are entitled.

Note: Our team of writers uses secondary sources, including news reports, police accident reports, social media posts, and sometimes eyewitness accounts, to compose these posts. Our firm has not independently verified any of the facts surrounding this particular accident, therefore, if you locate any information that is not correct, please let us know right away. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove a post upon request. 

Disclaimer: This is not a solicitation for business.  The information provided in this post is not intended to be legal advice or medical advice. If you or a loved one is injured in an accident, always seek medical assistance as soon as possible. The photo used in this post was not taken at the described accident scene.

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