Police Officer Injured in Crash While Protecting Another Crash Scene on Algonquin Rd in Mount Prospect — Driver “Blinded by Sunrise”

Mount Prospect Police SUV crash scene after motorist blinded by sunrise hit police SUV road block
Mount Prospect Police SUV crash scene after motorist blinded by sunrise hit police SUV road block.

Police officer injured in crash while protecting a previous crash scene on Algonquin Road east of Dempster Street, Mount Prospect.

Police and firefighter/paramedics from Mount Prospect responded about 6:46 a.m. Sunday, November 8, 2020 to a report of a crash involving a police SUV at Algonquin Road and Dempster Street in Mount Prospect.




Firefighter/paramedics from Mount Prospect arrived to find a Mount Prospect Police Department SUV hit on the passenger side by a Kia minivan. The vehicles were in contact, side-by-side. The police officer was transported to a nearby hospital by Mount Prospect Fire Department paramedics.

A property damage crash involving two SUVs occurred further east closer to Busse Road before the police-involved crash.

The driver that hit the police SUV said he was blinded by the bright light from the sunrise. Sunrise on Sunday, November 8, 2020 was at 6:33 a.m. with a 112° ESE azimuth (timeanddate.com), which was about in line with the direction of eastbound Algonquin Road (Route 62).




Mount Prospect Police SUV crash scene after motorist blinded by sunrise hit police SUV road block
Mount Prospect Police SUV crash scene after motorist blinded by sunrise hit police SUV road block.

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Two crashes happened in succession in Mount Prospect Sunday morning, and one of them left a police officer injured (CBS Chicago).

The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.

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