Our Chicago personal injury lawyers recently reported about a puzzling Chicago-area car accident that resulted in Illinois personal injuries. The automobile accident occurred last week and involved a police officer in the Southwest Suburb of Chicago of Tinley Park. The police officer rear ended another vehicle in Frankfort, Illinois at around 1:00 in the morning and then fled the scene. The Tinley Park police officer was subsequently pulled over about ten miles away from the scene of the hit-and-run crash by local area police. At the time of the accident, the police officer involved in the motor vehicle accident was driving an unmarked squad car. Recent news reveals that the officer is a veteran Tinley Park police officer and has been charged in the hit-and-run personal injury crash. It further reveals that the officer had been drinking and driving and had a handgun between his feet when he was stopped in his unmarked vehicle by those local police.
The village of Tinley Park continues to investigate the incident and the police officer has been placed on administrative leave pending internal investigation and the hit-and-run personal injury charges. There is no update on the 49 year-old victim of the hit-and-run crash, who had been transported to a nearby hospital that night for the personal injuries sustained.
With the recent revelation that the officer-driver of the liable car in the hit-and-run had been drinking, we are certain that questions will be raised as to why the officer was carrying his gun and why no field sobriety tests had been performed on the police officer after the stop. He was then evaluated by a doctor and underwent blood and urine tests at Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet, Illinois. We are certainly relieved that nobody was seriously injured or killed in this awful hit-and-run.
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