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Two Cops Taken To Hospital After Police SUV Strikes Tree

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The front of a police SUV is damaged early Saturday after the officer driving it lost control and slammed into a tree on the South Side. / Photo from NVP News Video

The front of a police SUV is damaged early Saturday after the officer driving it lost control and slammed into a tree on the South Side. / Photo from NVP News Video

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CHICAGO (STMW) — Two police officers were taken to a hospital early Saturday after their SUV slid on ice and slammed into a tree on the South Side.

The officers were responding to an assist call about 1:40 a.m. when the SUV slipped on ice in the 500 block of West 79th Street, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

The driver lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree, Greer said.

The two officers in the SUV were taken in good condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn for precautionary observations and were later released, police said.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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