Ill. officer hurt in hit and run


By Jason Meisner
The Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO, Ill. — Chicago police this morning were searching for a car that struck and injured an officer overnight as she was investigating a traffic crash in the city's Lakeview neighborhood.

The incident occurred about 11:15 p.m. in the 500 block of West Belmont Avenue, police said.

The Town Hall District officer was outside her squad car conducting an investigation into a separate traffic crash when she was struck by a blue Ford Focus that was eastbound on Belmont, Capt. William Wallace said.

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