Fernwood crash: Girl hit by Chicago police squad car, CPD says

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Girl hit by CPD squad car on Far South Side, police say
A CPD squad car hit a 13-year-old girl in a Chicago crash Monday night, while she was crossing West 103rd Street in Fernwood, police say.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 13-year-old girl was taken to a local hospital after an unmarked Chicago police squad car hit her, as she was crossing the street on the Far South Side Monday evening, CPD said.

The teen was in the 600-block of West 103rd Street in the city's Fernwood neighborhood just after 5:45 p.m. when CPD officers were traveling east in an unmarked squad car, police said.

The vehicle had its lights and sirens activated, as it was responding to an emergency, police said.

The girl was trying to cross the street, traveling north, when the vehicle hit her, according to CPD.

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She was taken to Comer Children's Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.