Woman Charged in Hit-and-Run Crash that Injured Cop

She is expected to appear in bond court on Saturday

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    Martha Parker of Lynwood turned herself in to police late Thursday.

    A woman from Lynwood turned herself in to police for allegedly injuring a Chicago Police officer Thursday in a South Side hit-and-run crash.

    Martha Parker, 33, faces several charges including failure to report an injury accident and leaving the scene of an accident involving injury or death, according to Chicago Police News Affairs. She turned herself in to police late Thursday.

    She is accused of speeding off after hitting an officer on duty was hit around 12:30 a.m. Thursday in the 7900 block of South Wabash Avenue. Police said the officer was outside his squad car conducting a traffic stop when the crash occurred.

    The officer was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with non-life-threatening injuries.

    Parker was also cited for striking a pedestrian in the roadway, failing to render, failing to reduce speed, damaging public property and not having a driver’s license or vehicle insurance, according to Police News Affairs.

    She is expected to appear for a bond hearing later Saturday.