Chicago police officer injured after driver runs red light, crashes into squad car in Garfield Park

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Monday, February 19, 2024
CPD officer injured after driver runs red light on West Side
A man is in custody after running a red light and crashing car into Chicago police squad car on West Jackson Boulevard in Garfield Park on Sunday.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A man is in custody after crashing car into a Chicago police squad car and injuring an officer in Garfield Park on Sunday morning.

The crash happened at around 7:57 a.m. near the 3200-block of West Jackson Boulevard on the West Side, according to police.

A CPD officer was driving westbound on Jackson Boulevard, crossing the Kedzie Avenue intersection.

At the same time, a man was heading southbound on South Kedzie Avenue in a silver Toyota sedan. The man ran a red light, causing him to crash into the CPD unit, according to police.

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CPD has not identified the officer or the Toyota driver. At last check, both were sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Charges are pending.