Officer Remains Hospitalized After Rollover Crash

Officer Brian McVey, who was the most seriously injured in the crash, may need surgery on his arm

Thursday, Nov 29, 2012  |  Updated 1:15 PM CDT
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The officers were responding to a call when the driver swerved to avoid another car and struck two utility poles. Natalie Martinez reports.

The officers were responding to a call when the driver swerved to avoid another car and struck two utility poles. Natalie Martinez reports.

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One of three Chicago police officers injured Wednesday in a rollover crash remains hospitalized for a broken arm, police said.

Authorities said 35-year-old Officer Brian McVey, who was the most seriously injured in the crash, may need surgery on his arm and remains hospitalized at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Officer Jamake Sherrod is expected to be released Thursday, and Officer Dave McVey is recovering at home, police said.

The officers were hurt when their unmarked squad car rolled over as the driver swerved to avoid another vehicle, a department spokeswoman said.

They were responding to a call of a robbery in progress near the 7000 block of South Stony Island Avenue around 11:30 a.m. when the call was elevated to one of shots fired.

While en route, the female officer behind the wheel swerved to avoid another vehicle and hit two utility poles, causing the car to flip.

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