The Chicago Tribune wrote this week on an undercover squad car that ran into a fire hydrant, injuring both officers inside.
The car accident occurred on Monday night in the Little Village neighborhood. The car was not involved in a chase or any official traffic stops. But shortly before 8 p.m. on the 2400 block of St. Louis Avenue, the unmarked car slipped off the road and into a hydrant near the intersection. Fortunately, the air bags deployed on both the driver and passenger’s side, saving the officers from more severe injuries.
Investigations following the crash reveal that it was likely induced by the weather. Sleet had fallen that night, and ice was developing on certain areas of the road. Driving conditions were hazardous for all travelers. With more snow and even colder temperatures descending on the city this weekend, the driving hazardous will remain active for the foreseeable future. All drivers should remain alert to the special dangers the cold and ice poses.
Our Chicago car crash lawyers at Levin & Perconti understand that preventative steps can go a long way in eliminating car accidents and saving lives in roadside emergencies. There are virtually an endless variety of forms that winter weather trouble may arise. It is impossible to prepare for everything, but even a little forethought can go a long way. However, at times, you may be caught in an accident because of the negligence of another. When that occurs, get in touch with a car crash attorney to see if any legal steps can be taken.
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