Bartlett police: No injuries after Carol Stream man rear-ends cop car

  • Bartlett police said no one was injured after an unoccupied police car was rear-ended Friday.

    Bartlett police said no one was injured after an unoccupied police car was rear-ended Friday. Courtesy of Bartlett police

 
By Mary Chappell
Daily Herald correspondent
Updated 11/28/2020 9:12 PM

A Carol Stream man's SUV went airborne after he rear-ended an unoccupied Bartlett police car Friday, but no one was injured, officials said Saturday.

According to Bartlett police, officers were conducting a traffic stop on eastbound Lake Street near Oak Avenue when the unmarked cop car was rear-ended by a 2015 Lexus RX 350 driven by Chinedu Ejike Unobagha, 31. Unobagha's car spun around in the air and skidded on its passenger side, police said in a news release.

 

Illinois State Police investigated the crash and cited Unobagha with improper lane usage and improper passing of an emergency vehicle, a violation of "Scott's Law." That law requires drivers to take caution around emergency vehicles with activated lights, including by yielding the right of way and reducing speed.

Unobagha's court date is Feb. 4 in Rolling Meadows.

Bartlett police noted that their vehicles have been struck three times since December 2019.

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