(CBS) — A good Samaritan pulled a Cook County Sheriff’s officer out of her burning squad car early Thursday, after a crash in northwest suburban Hoffman Estates.
The officer was responding to a call around 3:40 a.m., when she collided with an SUV at the intersection of Barrington and Golf roads, according to the sheriff’s office and Hoffman Estates police.READ MORE: Elderly Cab Driver Shot In Roseland Carjacking
Both vehicles ended up on the grass, and the squad car caught fire.READ MORE: Belmont Cragin Carjacking Leads To Fiery Crash, Multiple Other Parked Cars Struck
Cook County Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Sophia Ansari said a passerby stopped and pulled the officer out of her burning vehicle, and then left the scene.MORE NEWS: CPD: Woman Accidentally Shot, Killed By Boyfriend In McKinley Park
Hoffman Estates police said two people were taken to the hospital, but further information was not available.