CHICAGO (CBS) — An Illinois State Police trooper is in coma after he was hit responding to an accident.
CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar has the story.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Rain Tapers Saturday Night, But More Scattered Showers Sunday
Illinois state trooper Brian Frank didn’t need to be out Monday during the heavy snowstorm. He was on his way home to see his wife of two-and-a-half years Lauren Frank.
But he stopped to assist with an accident on I-55 near Route 30 in Joliet, when a black Cadillac with a 20-year-old behind the wheel slammed into the back of Brian’s car.READ MORE: At Least 16 People Shot, 1 Killed In Gun Violence In Chicago This Weekend
He was taken to the hospital in a helicopter. Frank’s wife Lauren said he had surgery for a brain injury. He’s in a coma and more surgeries are expected.
“If any man can do this, and conquer this, and prove everyone wrong it’s Brian,” said Lauren Frank.
ISP said the driver who hit Brian failed to move over from an emergency vehicle.MORE NEWS: At Bond Hearing For Man Authorities Say Was With Him, Prosecutors Say 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo Had Gun In Hand When He Was Fatally Shot By Police
So far this year, 10 ISP squad cars have been hit by drivers who have disobeyed the to move over law.