Crash in Cairo injures one patrolman and three passengers in second vehicle.
Cairo, a city in the far southern-most part of the state of Illinois, was the scene of an accident on Sunday morning when a police officer crashed into a car while on his way to respond to assist with a call. The patrolman was enroute to support Pulaski County authorities with a pursuit on Interstate 57. But at Illinois Route 3 and U.S. 51, the officer hit into a Toyota Camry and injured three occupants.
Two people from the Toyota Camry were taken to the hospital. A third passenger went for treatment later in the day in Paducah, Kentucky. The officer in the crash was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.
The car chase, the reason for the original call for assistance, ended only after the suspect’s car hit a tree. The pursuit went through a construction zone at speeds of 120 mph. The suspect was arrested after hitting the tree.
Automobile accidents can happen anytime and anywhere. If you or a loved one has been injured from a car accident, call Spiros Law, P.C. to find out your legal options.