Wednesday, May 02, 2012
On-duty Chicago Police Sergeant seriously injured in 8th District traffic crash
A Chicago police sergeant was seriously injured this morning when his squad car was struck by another vehicle in a crash that authorities suspect was alcohol-related, officials said.
The officer collided with a green Ford at about 2:22 a.m. near the intersection of 59th Street and California Avenue in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood, police said.
No details of the accident were available, but a police spokesman said alcohol was suspected in the crash and that charges were pending against the second driver.
The officer was admitted to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious-to-critical condition, police said. Authorities initially believed that the sergeant suffered only minor injuries, but later found more extensive injuries internally, authorities said.
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