A driver was cited for violating Scott’s Law after they struck a police squad car as the officer was checking on a broken-down car in Lake Forest early Saturday morning.
The incident happened around 12:15 a.m. Saturday in the northbound lanes of Route 41 south of Gage Lane in Lake Forest.
The Lake Forest Police Department said that a police officer had pulled over to the right shoulder to check on a disabled vehicle.
The squad car had its emergency lights activated and the officer was outside of the car speaking with the broken-down motorist.
A vehicle traveling northbound struck the rear of the officer’s squad car, officials said, adding “incredibly, the officer was not injured.”
The Lake Forest Fire Department responded to the scene and transported at least one person from the other vehicle to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in Lake Forest.
The driver of the vehicle, who police have not publicly identified yet, was cited for a Scott’s Law violation.
“We want to remind all motorists that when you see lights, slow down and move over – it’s the law,” the police department said.