CHICAGO (CBS) — Two Water Department workers ended up in a trench early Friday morning, while trying to avoid being struck by a car involved in a police chase in the South Deering neighborhood.

Police said officers were pursuing suspects in a stolen vehicle around 12:40 a.m., when their pursuit brought them to the 1500 block of East 95th Street, where the Water Department employees were working on a construction project.

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As the cars approached the construction site, the two workers saw the vehicles coming right at them, and jumped out of the way, landing in the trench.

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Firefighters and paramedics pulled them out of the trench using stretchers, and took the workers to Advocate Trinity Hospital. Their injuries were not life threatening.

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Police said the suspects got away, so no one was in custody Friday morning.