Thursday, August 23, 2007

Officer Injured

  • An off-duty Chicago police officer was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck at a busy Northwest Side intersection, police said.

    The wreck happened about 1 p.m. at Irving Park Road and Cicero Avenue.

    The Albany Park District tactical unit officer, who has not been named, suffered severe leg and hip injuries and was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was in serious condition, Lt. Steve Regnier said.
A speedy and full recovery Officer.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless.Recover quickly

8/22/2007 11:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers being sent his way.

Heard he might lose a leg or both.

Horrible news.

8/23/2007 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Officers, I know that few want to hear this message, but PLEASE GIVE UP THE MOTORCYCLES. Face it, people drive cars too recklessly in this City, and it simply is not worth the risk to your health, and to your families. Time to make a smart choice as to whic risks are worth taking, and which aren't. Riding a
M/C doesn't even make the top 20.

8/23/2007 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless i am praying for this officer!

8/23/2007 09:01:00 AM  
Blogger Rue St. Michel said...

Best wishes on a speedy recovery.

Just a friendly reminder: Per the NTSB, your chances of dying in a car is about 1:150. Your odds on a motorcycle jump up three times to 1:50

Stay off the damn things! Ask FTO Bob in 025 about how he did absolutely nothing wrong while riding and was almost killed by an 80 year-old who ran the red light.

8/23/2007 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I ride too and it's scarey out there. Becareful guys/gals.

8/23/2007 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic:

BT: 835 midnights was hit by a DUI driver last night at the corner of 79th and Pulaski the driver just left Groucho's bar drunk and sped off and plowed into 835's squad car. Everyone is alright both officers were taken to Christ Hospital for minor injuries, bad guy taken to jail. Get well J.R. and L.A.

8/23/2007 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

in my paryers my brother blue god bless

8/23/2007 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get well soon. My family is praying for your recovery.

8/23/2007 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

feel better. I will say some prayer for you.

8/23/2007 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Motorcycles ave very popular with P.O's. Many of us in 20's 40's have em, but every summer that i can remeber one of us is injured/killed on one. Automobles just dont see bikers, and bikes always lose. Wish all would stop riding but that will never happen.

8/23/2007 03:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Iron Justice M/C wishes the officer a speedy recovery and our prayers go out to you and your family.

8/23/2007 04:35:00 PM  
Blogger Westcide Dog said...

Get well soon!

8/23/2007 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with you and your family.

8/23/2007 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be safe guys. We all love the bikes but they are incredibly dangerous. Its not the bikers its the other drivers.

8/23/2007 11:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree that bikes are dangerous in the city and was involved in a potentially serious accident myself. However I have been riding for 23 years and logged many miles on 2 wheels and will continue to do so. The most important thing is you have to ride with a different mindset. You have to ride with the idea that you are invisible and no one can see you and ride accordingly. You have to be aware of your surroundings and be prepared to act. You have to know whats going on i front of you, next to you, and behind you at all times. Too many riders get on the bikes and ride like fools and start daydreaming instead of riding defensively and thats where the problems start. You have to learn your limits and ride within them. Even though I am a rider, I still say that most acidents are the fault of the rider not being aware. Motorcycles are not cars and offer very little if any protection in the case of the accident. The best protection is to avoid the accident before it happens. You cannot control the other driver's actions but you can take steps to prepare yourself to react to the other driver's mistakes. I am in no way making a comment about this accident because I don't know all the details and to do so would be "monday morning quarterbacking", I am just making a general statement to the critics that tel me to give it up.

8/24/2007 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless ya,my prayers are with you and your family.

8/24/2007 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


8/25/2007 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there any update on this officer's condition? I hope that he is recovering and can make it back to the job.

8/28/2007 07:39:00 PM  

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