2 Chicago, Illinois police officers and 1 civilian were injured in a car crash on the morning of November 15 when a private vehicle rear-ended a police car. The accident happened near Kildare Avenue and Wilcox Street in Chicago. As of this morning, all 3 of the injured were in good condition in local hospitals. The officers were taken to Mount Sinai and the person from the other car was taken to Stroger Hospital.
The Chicago Police Department has indicated that if citations are issued, it will be to the other vehicle. Under Illinois law, motorists are required to keep a proper look out for other vehicle in the area, and not to travel to fast for conditions. At first look, from a lawyer’s perspective, the officers will have a good civil case against the driver of the other car. From my own experience as a lawyer, usually the car that rear ends another car is found to be at fault.