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Accident: 202601845 - Employee Is Killed When Vehicle Strikes Automobile

Accident: 202601845 -- Report ID: 0551701 -- Event Date: 01/22/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31501104902/08/20119199City Of Chicago - Streets & Sanitation Dept.
On January 22, 2011, Employee #1, a field vehicle investigator, was enforcing a no parking ban on city streets with 2 in. of snow and working from 12 a.m. to 8 a.m. on an assigned route. She drove a city vehicle that followed by, or along with a tow truck to haul away illegally parked vehicle. At approximately 1:38 a.m. on January 22, 2011, Employee #1 was driving a sport utility vehicle, and her automobile was struck by a westbound vehicle. She was transported to the emergency room of a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. An autopsy revealed that she died of hemothorax due to a laceration of the aorta that resulted from the collision of the automobile striking her sport utility vehicle.
Keywords: collision, struck by, motor vehicle
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315011049 Fatality Other Sheriffs, bailiffs, other law enforcement officers

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