2 Chicago police officers injured in South Austin hit-and-run crash

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Thursday, July 28, 2022
2 CPD officers injured in South Austin hit-and-run crash
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Chicago police said a Dodge Charger ran through a traffic light and hit the CPD squad car.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Two Chicago police officers were injured in a hit-and-run early Thursday morning in South Austin.

A marked patrol vehicle was traveling east just before 1:40 a.m. in the 5000-block of West Lake Street when a black Dodge Charger going north on Lavergne Avenue blew a traffic signal and plowed into the CPD vehicle's passenger side, Chicago police said.

The driver of the Charger fled the scene.

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The officers were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, CPD said.

No one was in custody later Thursday morning, and Area Four detectives are investigating.