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Driver Fleeing Near North Traffic Stop Strikes Officer, 3 Others: Chicago Police

The offender fled the scene, and no one was in custody late Saturday

A Chicago police officer, 7-year-old girl and two others were taken to area hospitals after they were struck by a vehicle Saturday evening in the city's Near North neighborhood.

The incident unfolded at approximately 8:07 p.m. when a Chicago police sergeant conducted a traffic stop near Grand Avenue and State Street and asked the driver of a red Honda to exit the vehicle, according to police. The driver refused and drove off, at which point he struck the sergeant and swerved into a crowd of people crossing the street, authorities said.

The Chicago police officer was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with fair-to-serious injuries, authorities said. The girl also sustained fair-to-serious injuries and was transported to Lurie Children's Hospital.

A 30-year-old woman was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where she was listed in fair-to-serious condition. A fourth person was injured and said to be in good-to-fair condition.

The offender fled the scene, and no one was in custody Saturday evening.

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