2 Chicago officers injured during pursuit

Officers who were pursuing a suspect collided with an Uber driver


By Elvia Malagon
Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — Two police officers were injured late Tuesday during a police chase that started in the Lawndale neighborhood and ended near the Pullman neighborhood. 

Just after 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, officers tried to stop a silver SUV for a traffic violation in the 4200 block of West Cullerton Street in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. The driver of the SUV took off, prompting a police chase through the city.

Officers who were pursuing the SUV collided with an Uber driver in the 1500 block of West Roosevelt Road in the University Village/Little Italy neighborhood. 

Two officers were taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital, the Chicago Fire Department said. There weren't any other reported injuries. 

The SUV that police had been pursuing continued fleeing from officers. The driver was eventually stopped by officers near 115th Street and Doty Avenue on the Far South Side, police said.

Copyright 2017 Chicago Tribune


McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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