CHICAGO (CBS) — Five people, including two police officers, were injured overnight when a police SUV and a car collided in East Garfield Park, and there’s a dispute over what caused the crash.
Just after midnight, a police squad SUV heading north on Homan Avenue and a black sedan headed west on Congress Parkway collided at the intersection, and the SUV flipped on its roof, landing about 100 feet from the intersection.
Police said the car struck the SUV, but the family of the woman who was driving the car said she had the green, and the police SUV ran a red light without using sirens or lights.
“My daughter and them is telling me that the light was green. They was sitting there. No siren, no lights were showing, or nothing. They did not see the police. They said they was going so fast, and when they hit them, they was just in shock,” Tomiko Anderson said.