Police Officers Injured In Crash During University Village Chase

CHICAGO (CBS) — Two Chicago Police officers in pursuit of a fleeing vehicle were injured in a crash Tuesday night in the University Village neighborhood.

About 11:45 p.m., the officers stopped a silver SUV for a traffic violation in the 4200 block of West Cullerton, but the vehicle sped away and the officers pursued, according to police.

The officers’ squad car then crashed into a Nissan Sentra in the intersection of South Ashland Avenue and West Roosevelt Road, police said. The two officers were taken to the hospital with injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening. Two males in the Nissan refused medical attention.

The SUV continued fleeing, but two males were eventually apprehended at South Doty Avenue and East 115th Street, police said.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2017. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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