Second Crash Injures 3 on Route 53, Including Illinois State Police Trooper Writing Report for a First Crash; Offending Driver Charged with Scott’s Law Violation

Illinois State Police SUV rear-ended during investigation of crash scene on Route 53 just south of Rand Road
Illinois State Police SUV rear-ended during investigation of crash scene on Route 53 just south of Rand Road.

Scott’s Law Violation (Move Over Violation) in Crash with Illinois State Police SUV on Route 53 near Arlington Heights. YouTube Tips ⓘ

Illinois State Police and firefighters and paramedics from Palatine and Arlington Heights responded about 9:55 a.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2021 to a report of a crash with injuries involving a District 2 Illinois State Police Trooper. Upon arrival police, firefighters and paramedics discovered that the driver of a gray Kia crashed into the back of an Illinois State Police marked SUV, and the Kia also crashed into a white Nissan.




The Trooper sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local area hospital for treatment; the Trooper has since been released. The driver of the Kia, Pierre R. Holloway, a 35-year-old male of Bartlett, IL and the driver of the Nissan, were also transported to a local area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Firefighter/paramedics from Arlington Heights, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Schaumburg assessed multiple crash victims at the scene. Some victims involved medical refusals.




Pierre R. Holloway was cited for a violation of Scott’s Law and Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident. A person who violates Scott’s Law, commits a business offense and faces a fine of no less than $250 or more than $10,000 for a first offense.

Illinois State Police (ISP) officials investigated the three-vehicle personal injury traffic crash on Illinois Route 53 northbound south of Rand Road in Cook County, involving the District 2 ISP Trooper.

On Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 9:24 a.m., the District 2 Trooper had responded to a single vehicle motor vehicle crash. The Trooper arrived on scene and pulled behind the vehicle on the left shoulder with the emergency lights activated on the SUV. According to the Illinois State Police, at approximately 9:55 a.m., the Trooper was inside the marked squad SUV completing paperwork related to the crash. The driver of the gray Kia crashed into the rear of the Trooper’s SUV and then struck the front driver side area of a White Nissan also traveling northbound on Illinois Route 53. Upon impact, the Trooper’s squad SUV was forced into the left concrete median wall. Significant damage occurred at the rear of the Illinois State Police SUV. The vehicle involved in the initial property damage crash, was not impacted in this secondary crash.




The Illinois State Police (ISP) would like to remind the public of the requirements of Scott’s Law, otherwise known as the “Move Over” law. When approaching an emergency vehicle, or any vehicle with their hazard lights activated, drivers are required to slow down and change lanes when it is safe to do so.

“The men and women of the ISP and other emergency personnel risk their lives daily to protect the public. Please do your part by paying attention as you drive, and obey Scott’s Law,” stated ISP District 2 Commander, Captain Michael J. Kraft. “This crash was avoidable,” added Captain Kraft.

The public is reminded that all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.




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Illinois State Police SUV rear-ended during investigation of crash scene on Route 53 just south of Rand Road
Illinois State Police SUV rear-ended during investigation of crash scene on Route 53 just south of Rand Road (SOURCE: Illinois State Police).