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Chicago 911 operator dies after fugitive hits her vehicle in Bucktown

Our Chicago injury lawyers read an article that the Chicago Tribune reported today about a 42 year-old 911 operator who was killed in a a Chicago car crash while driving home from work. The person who hit her vehicle was fleeing from the police in a stolen luxury SUV when he hit the woman’s vehicle in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago. The deadly Chicago car accident happened shortly after 6:00 a.m. near the intersection of Armitage Avenue and Hoyne Avenue. The accident victim was pronounced dead less than an hour later at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

The driver of the stolen SUV was stopped at Blackhawk Street and Elston Avenue after the driver blew through a red light. After police stepped out of their vehicle, the suspect in the SUV reversed the car and struck the car of a police supervisor who was on the scene. The suspect then fled the scene in the vehicle. Chicago police officers followed the SUV, which was later reported stolen, as the suspect blew threw another stop sign and then struck the 911 operator’s vehicle when the Chicago car crash victim was traveling westbound on Armitage, only slightly over a mile from the original police stop.

After hitting the 42 year-old victim’s vehicle and a second, parked vehicle, the suspect ditched the SUV and fled the police on foot, before being taken into police custody. According to an email press release from the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) Executive Director, the agency was shocked and deeply saddened by the wrongful death of the 42 year-old woman, who was on her way home from her night shift when the Chicago deadly car crash occurred. She had worked at the OEMC as a 911 dispatcher since 1996. According to the victim’s coworkers and supervisors, the victim was the nicest and most positive person you would ever want to meet.

Read more about the Chicago car accident at Chicago Tribune.