Police: Man crashed into police vehicle, struck CFD employee

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Colin Monahan | Chicago Police

A North Side man who crashed his vehicle into a Chicago Police vehicle near CPD headquarters in Bridgeport on Monday afternoon later struck a member of the Chicago Fire Department who was responding to the scene, police said in announcing charges Thursday. 

Colin Monahan, 23, was charged with two counts of aggravated battery, and three counts of aggravated battery of a peace officer. He was also issued several traffic citations, according to Chicago Police.

Two officers were on patrol and driving southbound at 4:33 p.m. Monday in the 3500 block of South Halsted, police said. Monahan was driving northbound on Halsted and veered into oncoming traffic, colliding with the patrol vehicle.

Both officers were taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.

Monahan then struck a Chicago Fire Department employee who responded to the scene, police said. He suffered a minor laceration and was also taken to a hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.

Monahan, of the 1700 block of West Jarvis, was also taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital, police said.

He was ordered held on a $200,000 bond at the Cook County Jail, according to Cook County sheriff’s office records. He is next scheduled to appear in court June 27.

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