Lamborghini Crashes Into Police Car in Chicago, Officer Injured

July 28, 2019 Updated: July 28, 2019

A high-speed crash involving a Lamborghini and a marked Chicago Police Department vehicle left an officer hospitalized, according to reports on July 27.

The officer was heading east on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago’s Near North Side when a southbound Lamborghini ran a red light before hitting the police car, police told NBC Chicago.

The officer, who was not named, was taken to the hospital. He was treated and released on the same day, according to officials.

NBC Chicago reported that the accident took down a traffic light on the Michigan Avenue Bridge.

A man in black was seen being taken to a police vehicle before they took the handcuffed man out of the vehicle and released him.

Police issued two citations to the driver of the Lamborghini.

According to ABC7 in Chicago, the crash occurred at 3:56 a.m.

A photo of the accident was uploaded on social media and later The Drive website. Several locals recognized the vehicle, saying that they heard revving around the time of the crash, the website reported.

One person said they heard the Lamborghini taking off from a light just before the accident.

Other details about the case are not clear.

In 2018, a Lamborghini Huracan Spyder was involved in a crash and was wedged under a parked car in the West Loop district. And three years ago, a Huracan was cut in half before it caught on fire when it hit another vehicle.

Crash Deaths in the United States

Tens of thousands of people are killed and millions injured each year from motor vehicle crashes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC says these deaths cost more than $380 million in direct medical costs.

The major risk factors for crash deaths in the United States are not using seat belts, car seats, and booster seats (factors in over 9,500 crash deaths); drunk driving (a factor in more than 10,000 crash deaths); and speeding (contributing to more than 9,500 crash deaths).

According to 2017 data from the CDC, the 10 leading causes of death in the United States were: heart disease, cancer, unintentional injuries, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, Alzheimer disease, diabetes, influenza and pneumonia, kidney disease, and suicide.
These further break down as follows: the most common are unintentional poisoning deaths (58,335), followed by motor vehicle traffic deaths (40,327), and unintentional fall deaths in third place (34,673).

The total number of emergency department visits for unintentional injuries in the United States in 2017 was 30.8 million, according to the CDC.

The 10 leading causes accounted for 74 percent of all deaths in the United States in 2017.

Epoch Times reporter Tom Ozimek contributed to this report.

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