Video shows high-speed, hit-and-run crash that left Riverdale police officer hospitalized

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Riverdale officer injured in high-speed hit-and-run crash, police say
Police released video that shows the high-speed hit-and-run crash that left a Riverdale police officer hospitalized in serious condition.

DOLTON, Ill. (WLS) -- A Riverdale police officer is hospitalized after he was injured in a hit-and-run crash.

Police released dashcam video that shows the moment of impact. Investigators said the officer was driving westbound on 138th Street Monday when a black Impala driving at a high rate of speed northbound on Indiana Avenue hit the police cruiser.

Police said the driver of the Impala left the scene of the crash.

The Riverdale officer is currently hospitalized in serious condition and getting medical treatment, police said.

A person of interest is currently in custody, Riverdale police said. The Dolton Police Department is handling the investigation due to the location of the crash.

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