An Illinois State Trooper whose squad car was rammed by a tractor trailer is suing the driver and owner of the commercial truck, alleging the collision caused him serious injury. On Feb. 1, 2015, State Trooper Ricardo Zarate had pulled over onto the left shoulder of Interstate 57 near Peotone, Illinois, to help a stranded motorist during a snowstorm. Mr. Zarate was in his patrol car with the overhead lights activated when a semi-truck rammed into the back of his vehicle about 6 p.m. Police charged truck driver Jason Hitchcock of Gilmer, Texas, with failing to reduce speed and improperly ... Read More
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