Illinois car crash involving police vehicle results in death of teen

A Chicago area auto accident involving an Evergreen Park police car has resulted in the death of the teen from the Southwest Side, according to the Southtown Star. The collision took place at the intersection of Central Park Avenue and 95th St. in Evergreen Park around 9:30 PM on Tuesday night.

The police vehicle was headed east on 95th in pursuit of a speeding vehicle when it hit the victim’s car. The Chicago teen driver was making a left onto westbound 95th from Central Park. It has not yet been reported how fast the officer’s vehicle was moving or if emergency lights and sirens were activated.

The teenager was taken by ambulance to Christ Medical Center in Oak lawn where he was pronounced dead a couple hours later. A passenger in the driver’s vehicle was also injured and taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital. The severity of his injuries has not been reported. The police officer was also taken to Little Company of Mary.

The Cook County Sheriff’s Police will be handling the accident investigation. Deputies will reportedly be reviewing videotapes taken by the police car to determine what happened. 95th Street was closed for several hours for an accident reconstruction.

It is not been reported if there are any Chicago personal injury attorneys involved in the case yet.

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