Chicago’s Breaking News Center discussed a unique car accident last week involving a Chicago Police Department squad car.
Two Chicago police officers were riding in the squad car on the city’s west side when the crash occurred. They had received an emergency call and were racing to the scene when the car was struck on the side by another vehicle. The impact drove the squad car into the side of a nearby building. Both officers were taken to a local hospital with injuries. Fortunately, the injuries were not life-threatening.
It is unclear exactly what led to the impact, but the squad car’s sirens and lights were activated at the time of the crash.
This accident is a reminder that yet another complication to all driving experiences is the possibility that emergency vehicles may be using road in a high speed situation. It is imperative that all drivers be on the lookout for these vehicles, providing them with a clear passage when rushing toward a city emergency.
Our Chicago car accident attorneys at Levin & Perconti continue to urge all drivers to be aware of the various dangers that exist on our roadways. Time spent taking extra care while behind the wheel is time always well spent. Unfortunately, even when perfect caution and skill is used by drivers, they may still fall victim to the most serious car accidents. That is true because it only takes a single negligent driver to cause severe harm to countless careful drivers.
If a dangerous driver has caused harm to you or someone you know, please contact a car accident lawyer to learn more about your rights.