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: Over 24,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Police only confirmed there was a call to help an officer in trouble, and a vehicle was involved.READ MORE: For These Two Standout Students, Their Achievements Speak Volumes
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: 2 Mass Shootings Reported At The Same Time In Chicago Hours After President Biden Announces Plan To Address City's Violence
All six officers were taken to Stroger Hospital.