Police Involved In Multiple Accidents

Shots fired in two of the incidents

By Andrew Greiner
|  Thursday, Oct 14, 2010  |  Updated 1:54 PM CDT
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Two officers were extricated from the vehicle.

Two officers were extricated from the vehicle.

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Chicago Police were involved in three separate traffic accidents Thursday morning.

Two officers had to be extricated from their vehicle after it crashed into building at Ohio Street and Cicero Avenue. They were responding to a call around 12:05 a.m. when their car was struck by another vehicle, which pushed the squad into the building.

Both officers were taken to Stroger Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Earlier Wednesday night, at around 9:20 p.m., a police officer was struck by a vehicle in a hit and run near Addison and Cicero Avenue.

The officers attempted to stop the vehicle because it matched the description of a car that they were told had tried to run down two bicycle officers earlier in the night.  But the vehicle accelerated toward them, striking one of the officers.  At that point the officers fired shots at the driver. 

The man got out of his vehicle and ran away but was eventually caught by officers.  Three officers and the offender were taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

At approximately  9:30 p.m. on the Northwest side, officers fired multiple shots into a red Audi sedan. Details are sketchy, but witnesses told the Chicago Tribune that nearly 20 police officers were seen chasing the car on foot as it drove away from them.

A number of officers fired into the vehicle before pulling two men and one woman out of the vehicle.

Fire department spokesman Larry Langford told the Tribune that two officers were taken to the hospital from that scene and at least one civilian was also transported to the hospital.

Police news affairs had no details on the incident, the paper reported.

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