2 Chicago cops hurt in head-on crash on NW Side

The collision happened about 5:30 p.m. in the 3700 block of North Cicero Avenue, Chicago police said.

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Two Chicago police officers hurt in a head-on crash while responding to an emergency Saturday in Portage Park on the Northwest Side.

The collision happened about 5:30 p.m. in the 3700 block of North Cicero Avenue, Chicago police said.

The officers were responding to a call with their emergency lights activated when a Nissan Altima failed to yield the right of way and crashed head-on with the squad car, police said.

Two officers were taken to a hospital in good condition with minor injuries, police said.

Police said the driver of the Altima refused medical attention and was issued a citation for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.

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