LaGrange, Illinois – An Illinois State Police (ISP) trooper was involved but not injured in the 19th Scott’s Law-related crash of 2023, occurring early Tuesday on Interstate 294.
According to Illinois State Police reports the incident took place around 4:11 a.m. near Deerfield Road in Lake County. Reports indicate the trooper, from ISP Troop 15, was handling a previous crash when a 2014 Toyota Corolla, driven by Joseph W. Allietta of Niles, IL, reportedly failed to comply with Scott’s Law, which requires motorists to slow down and move over for emergency vehicles. Allietta’s vehicle struck a concrete median and then the ISP squad car.
Although the trooper was not inside the vehicle at the time and remained uninjured, the passenger of the Toyota was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Allietta faces citations for violating Scott’s Law and failure to reduce speed. ISP’s ongoing concern highlights the importance of adhering to Scott’s Law, emphasizing safety for emergency responders.