Posted by Bob Edens & filed under .

Verdict: $2,000,000

Date: February 2011

County: Cook

Summary: Police officer spots a Ford Probe driving erratically and follows the car with his emergency lights activated. He got within a block of the car but could not obtain any identifying information on the car. Police officer continued to follow the car at which time was going approximately 80 miles an hour. The police officer then witnessed a van pull out from a stop sign into the path of the Probe at which time the van was stuck, ejecting the passenger though a side window killing him. Both the driver of the Probe, Maluchnik, and the driver of the van took off on foot. The City denied the officer was chasing the Probe. Maluchnik was sentenced to 7 years for leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

Category: Car Accidents, Wrongful Death