Police chase leaves officer, 3 others hurt; car lands in South Side backyard

April 3, 2013 5:34:07 AM PDT
A police pursuit ended with a car in a South Side backyard and four people hurt, including a Chicago police officer.

The chase started just before 12 a.m. Wednesday on South Sangamon. Police say the driver took off after being stopped for a traffic violation.

The chase lasted several miles and ended when the driver lost control and the car landed on its side in a backyard near 87th Street and Kingston.

The driver had to be cut out of the car. He and two other people in the car were transported to the hospital.

The officer, who injured his hand, was also taken to a hospital.