CHICAGO (CBS) — Six Chicago police officers are hurt, one seriously, after their squad cars collided on the West Side while they were trying to reach an officer who needed help.
Police radio traffic just before 7:30 p.m. Saturday sounded like a car was ramming a police car in Garfield Park.READ MORE: Simeon High School Student Jamari Williams Shot And Killed Blocks From School; Classmate Wounded In Separate Shooting In Hyde Park
Police only confirmed there was a call to help an officer in trouble, and a vehicle was involved.READ MORE: Naperville North High School Postpones Start Of School Day Due To Threat
Two squad cars sped off to help the officer but never made it there because on Springfield and Jackson, the SUVs crashed into each other.MORE NEWS: Rev. Jesse Jackson To Be Released From Rehab, Family Says He And Wife Are Now COVID-Free
All six officers were taken to Stroger Hospital.