A 25-year old Chicago man died early yesterday morning in a car crash according to reports in the Chicago Tribune.
The fatal accident occurred on the corner of South Indiana Ave. and East 69th Street. Around 2 a.m. a police SUV cruiser was traveling down Indiana Ave. with its emergency lights activated. The officers were responding to a south side call. The victim was heading down 69th street with two passengers in the car. The driver ran the red light in front of him and his vehicle collided with the police car before slamming into a pole.
The driver was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. His two passengers remain in critical condition. The driver leaves behind many children. The victim’s family remains confused about the cause of the crash. They have voiced a hope that an investigation will reveal more about the events that led up to the deadly collision.
An aunt explained, “We are just looking for the truth. We need some answers.”
Our Illinois car accident attorneys at Levin & Perconti send thoughts to all those harmed in this tragic car accident. This accident is a reminder that vehicles of all types pose risks while on the roadway, from police cars and school buses to work trucks and bikes. While we may never reach the point where our roadways are without risk, we can ensure that the chance of becoming a victim of these crashes is dramatically lowered. To do that, we all have to ensure that we drive with vigilance-keeping our eyes on the road and our minds from wandering.
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