Palatine, IL : Barlett man cited in crash on Route 53 in Palatine on Wednesday, 20th January 2021
A Bartlett man was cited Wednesday after his vehicle rear-ended an Illinois State Police squad car that was pulled over on Route 53 in Palatine, injuring a trooper and another driver, authorities said.
Pierre R. Holloway, 35, is accused of violating Scott's Law and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, said Trooper Elizabeth Clausing, public information officer for the state police.
Scott's Law, also known as the "Move Over" law, requires drivers to slow down and, when possible, move over when approaching a stationary emergency vehicle with flashing lights. First-time violators face a fine of $250 to $10,000.
The crash took place about 9:55 a.m. Wednesday on northbound Route 53 south of Rand Road, snarling traffic for hours.