An Illinois State Police officer was seriously injured when she was struck by a motorist on Chicago’s Dan Ryan Expressway near 63rd St. last Saturday night around 9:00 p.m. According to reports, the Chicago car accident occurred as the police officer was handling a traffic stop on the busy expressway. The 29 year old female state trooper was conducting a stop near the right shoulder of the expressway when she was struck. The driver, 19 year-old Kimisha Moore, was allegedly using her cellular phone when the Illinois car accident occurred. She was indicted for aggravated reckless conduct with bond set at $50,000. Reports indicate that Moore had been warned of the shifting traffic pattern by a passenger in her vehicle just prior to the collision. Moore reportedly lost control of her car as she attempted to regain control of the vehicle after her passenger grabbed the wheel to steer clear of the stopped officer.
The victim of the accident, who has been identified as Starlena Wilson of the State District of Chicago, was rushed to the intensive care unit of Chicago’s Stroger Hospital following the Chicago car crash. Reports indicate that the victim suffered broken legs and a broken pelvis. She was still under hospital care as of Monday March 1st.
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