Racine Police Lieutenant injured in Thursday afternoon accident

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rapd 1Earlier this afternoon on January 21st Lt. Days of the Racine Police Department was involved in a personal injury traffic accident. While stopped at a red light at the traffic controlled intersection of 13th St. and Washington Ave., Days’ personal vehicle was struck from the rear by a vehicle traveling W/B on Washington Ave. After striking Days’ vehicle, the operator of the offending vehicle attempted to leave the scene.

Lt. Days was in full uniform at the time of incident, as he had just completed his tour of duty. Following the accident, Days pursued the offending vehicle (on foot) as the operator attempted to flee the scene. The passenger of the offending vehicle fled the area on foot; however, Lt. Days was able to prevent the operator from successfully fleeing the scene, detaining this subject until other officers arrived to render assistance.

Days is currently being treated at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare for undisclosed injuries sustained in the accident.

The operator of the offending vehicle involved in this accident was transported to Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare for treatment of undisclosed injuries and assessment of possible impairment.

No additional information is available at this time