Cops: Wrong-Way Driver Hits Officer With Car During Traffic Stop

The officer was transported to University of Chicago Hospital in stable condition

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    A Chicago police officer was struck by a car while conducting a traffic stop in the city’s Woodlawn neighborhood, according to authorities.

    The officer was hit around 10 p.m. Saturday by a vehicle in the 6500 block of Langley Avenue.

    Police said officers observed a vehicle driving the wrong way down the street and when officers approached the vehicle, the driver accelerated and struck an officer as he attempted to flee.

    The driver then turned, hit a parked car and fled on foot.

    The driver was arrested shortly after and the officer was transported to University of Chicago Hospital where he was treated and released.

    Anthony Turner, 24, of the 6700 block of South Langley Avenue was charged with one felony count of aggravated battery to a police officer, one felony count of attempting elude police and two misdemeanor counts of leaving the scene of an accident and reckless driving.

    He was also cited for driving on a suspended license, failure to reduce speed and operating a vehicle without insurance.