08/12/2012

Train crunches, totals Chicago patrol car

Despite the wreckage, officer freed herself from the vehicle

Tina Sfondeles and Michael Lansu
Chicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO — A Chicago Police officer chasing a suspect drove around closed gates at the Kedzie Brown Line CTA station Friday, crashing into a train and leaving her unmarked police car a snarl of twisted metal.

But miraculously, the officer survived without life-threatening injuries.

The crash left rush hour riders scrambling to find another way home and affected service until about 7:45 p.m.

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