On the Southwest Side of Chicago, a car accident has killed one person and injured five others, including two Chicago police officers, according to the Chicago Tribune. A 21-year-old man of the 2200 block of East 92nd Street was killed when the driver of the car in which he was a passenger struck a squad car.
The car crash happened when the driver of a 2000 Mercury, 25, was traveling westbound on 92nd Street late Wednesday and hit a northbound squad car at the intersection of 92nd and Paxton Avenue. The Tribune reports that the driver, a Chicago resident, was cited with nine traffic violations, including driving while under the influence of alcohol. The victim and two other passengers were in the Mercury.
He was pronouced dead several hours after the accident at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The other two passengers were taken to local hospitals. The police officers, who were responding to an emergency call at the time of the accident, were also injured.
From the perspective of a Chicago, Illinois personal injury lawyer, all of the injured parties, and the family of the victim, have strong negligence claims against the DUI driver. However, it is being reported that the driver had no insurance at the time of the car accident. If the Chicago driver was uninsured, the injured parties will be able to make uninsured motorist claims against their own insurance policies.