Ill. state trooper injured in Chicago

February 27, 2010 9:13:51 PM PST
A state trooper was injured Saturday night on Chicago's South Side. Illinois state police confirm the female trooper was struck by a vehicle near 63rd Street and the Dan Ryan expressway at approximately 9 p.m.

The crash happened in the northbound lanes.

The officer sustained injuries to the head and leg and was hospitalized in critical condition.

The fire department said one other person was injured at the scene.