In Chicago, Illinois 2 police officers were hurt Monday night in a car accident when their squad car was hit by a sport-utility vehicle, according to the Chicago Tribune. The accident occurred at around 11:30 p.m. in the 3400 block of West Belmont Ave. The officers were taken to Our Lady of Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago and later released.
The SUV driver, a 30 year old woman, was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago where she was reportedly in stable condition. The car crash allegedly happened when the westbound SUV failed to yield while making a left turn and hit the eastbound police car.
Officer Amina Greer of the Chicago Police Department was quoted as saying the accident appeared to be DUI related, but she did not state what evidence there was of alcohol involvement. No tickets were issued as of Tuesday morning.
Whether the accident was alcohol related or not, the officers both have a good personal injury case against the driver of the SUV. Under Illinois law, a driver turning left has the duty to make sure the turn can be made safely without getting hit by oncoming traffic.