CHICAGO (STMW) — A west suburban police officer was injured in a crash on the way to an emergency call on Tuesday night.
The Oak Brook officer was southbound on Meyers Road in a squad car on the way to a medical emergency with lights and sirens activated about 7:15 p.m., according to Oak Brook police.READ MORE: Two Chicago Police Officers Wounded By Accidental Friendly Fire While Confronting Suspect In Lyons, Police Say
A car heading east on 31st Street entered the intersection at Meyers and struck the squad car on the passenger side, a statement from police said.
The officer was taken to a hospital, treated and released, police said.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Cool Changes
The other driver, a 30-year-old Chicago man, was cited for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, police said.
Both the squad car and the other car sustained substantial damage.
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