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Chicago Police Squad Car Struck By Vehicle While Responding To Emergency Call

July 19, 2018 - 6:58 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A Chicago Police squad car was struck by a vehicle while responding to an emergency call Wednesday evening on the Near West Side.

Officers riding in a squad car with activated emergency equipment were responding to a call of a person with a gun about 7:25 p.m. when a vehicle didn’t yield and struck them in the first block of South Damen Avenue, police said.

The officers were taken to a hospital, where their conditions stabilized, police said. The other driver declined medical attention, but was cited for failing to yield to an emergency vehicle.

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