East Garfield Park

2 Police Officers Injured in Hit-and-Run in East Garfield Park

The first cop was injured in the crash, and the second cop sustained injuries in the subsequent foot chase

Two Chicago police officers were injured in an incident sparked by a hit-and-run involving a squad car in the East Garfield Park neighborhood Friday night.

The squad car was traveling southbound on Homan near Lake Street when a van traveling eastbound on Lake blew through a stoplight and struck the squad car, police said.

The driver of the van and a passenger fled the scene on foot following the crash, but they were eventually caught and taken into custody, according to police.

The officer inside the squad car was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. Another officer who was involved in the foot chase was also injured and later transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

No charges have been filed as of Saturday morning.

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