A video has hit the internet showing moments before two fast-moving Chicago police vehicles with their emergency lights on collided at an intersection, before crashing into a stationary car and killing an 84-year-old retired teacher Verona Gunn, has been caught on different CCTVs.
According to the Associated Press, the video was received from a lawyer representing the woman’s family. It shows a police van going through a red light and striking another police vehicle. Both then both slam into the family car, killing Verona Gunn and injuring three others.
The Memorial Day weekend collision also injured 10 police officers. Authorities have said the accident involved police vehicles and a civilian car, but couldn’t say definitively who caused it because the investigation was ongoing.
A relative had called and said his mother, Verona Gunn, had been in an accident. But he didn’t immediately connect the news with the scene unfolding in his Austin neighborhood.
“There were sirens everywhere going off, police lights up and down North Avenue,” Dwight Gunn said. “You’re wondering what’s going on. Did somebody get killed? Did somebody get shot?”
It turned out that his mother’s car was in the middle of the wreckage. After a frantic search through his neighborhood and making calls from his office, Gunn learned she had been rushed to a hospital where she later died.
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