Emergency crews at the scene of a crash where a police vehicle slammed into a truck about 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of Chicago and California Avenues.

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2 Cops Among 3 Hurt When Police SUV Slams Into Truck In Humboldt Park

June 08, 2019 - 1:48 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Two Chicago police officers were seriously injured when a police vehicle slammed into a dump truck Saturday afternoon in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood.

The officers, 23- and 25-year-old men, were responding to a call of shots fired when they crashed into the truck just after 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of Chicago and California avenues, according to Chicago police and fire officials.

Two officers with head injuries were taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition. They have since been stabilized, police said.

The driver of the truck, a 22-year-old man, was also taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, fire officials said.

The truck started leaking fuel after the accident and a hazardous materials cleanup response was requested, fire officials said. The HazMat situation has since been declared under control.

Both the No. 52 Kedzie/California bus and the No. 66 Chicago bus have been temporarily rerouted as emergency crews work to clean up the scene.

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