Chicago police officer hit by car while directing traffic downtown

The officer was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with injures not considered life-threatening, police said.

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A Chicago police officer was injured when he was hit by a car while directing traffic downtown early Thursday.

The officer was in the first block of Ida B. Wells Drive when he was struck by a Dodge Charger around 4:10 a.m., police said.

The officer was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with injures not considered life-threatening, police said.

The driver of the Dodge and the passenger were arrested. Police said alcohol appeared to be involved and two handguns were recovered from the car.

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