CHICAGO (CBS) — Two Chicago Police officers were hospitalized for minor injuries Thursday afternoon after their squad car was hit by another vehicle on the city’s South Side.
Around 4:30 p.m., the officers were headed north in a marked Chicago Police squad car in the 7300 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, on the cusp of Park Manor and Grand Crossing.READ MORE: Chicago Culture Celebrates The City While Giving Back To Youth For Black History Month
A 32-year-old man headed east on 73rd Street hit the driver’s side of the squad car, police said. The officers then lost control and hit a lamp post on the east side of Cottage Grove Avenue, police said.READ MORE: Mother And 10-Year-Old Daughter Dead, 4 Family Members Hospitalized After House Fire In Auburn Gresham
Both officers were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center with minor injuries, and their conditions were stabilized.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Warm But Wet Sunday Morning Ahead Of Cold Front
The other driver declined medical attention and was cited for driving on a revoked license and failure to yield, police said.