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Police Car Hit in Rogers Park

Wikimedia CommonsThe man was taken to the hospital in critical condition, police said.

An on-duty police officer was involved in a crash in Rogers Park Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

The officer was driving west on West Pratt Boulevard at approximately 12:30 p.m. in a marked squad car with its emergency lights and sirens on — en route to a service call — when it was hit by another car in the 6800 block of North Sheridan Road, according to officer Ronald Westbrooks of the Chicago Police Department (CPD).

The incident occurred three blocks from Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus near a 7-Eleven and The Oasis Tavern.

The 53-year-old man who hit the police car was driving two female passengers — a 68 and 70-year-old — in a Toyota Corolla, according to CPD.

The officer was transported to an area hospital in stable condition, Westbrooks said, but he was unable to provide specifics on which hospital the officer was taken to.  The driver of the Toyota Corolla and both passengers were transported to Presence St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in stable condition. 

No citations were issued, according to Westbrooks.

A news outlet incorrectly characterized this incident as a police officer who had been shot. CPD spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi and Westbrooks both confirmed there was no shooting — only the accident.

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