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Driver, passenger arrested after 2 Chicago police officers hurt in Cragin crash

A marked squad car was northbound in the 3300 block of North Laramie Avenue when it was hit by a 2004 Ford Explorer that ran a stop sign, according to Chicago police.

A man is charged with fleeing a traffic stop Jan. 26, 2020, and hitting an officer with his vehicle in Washington Heights.
Two people were arrested after a crash with a Chicago police squad car that left two officers injured Jan. 23, 2020, in the 3300 block of North Laramie Avenue.
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Two people were arrested after a crash with a squad car that injured two Chicago police officers Thursday in Cragin on the Northwest Side.

The marked squad car was northbound at 11:12 p.m. in the 3300 block of North Laramie Avenue when it was hit by a 2004 Ford Explorer that ran a stop sign, according to Chicago police.

The Explorer also hit a parked car before the male driver and a passenger got out and ran away, police said. They were taken into custody in a nearby alley and charges are pending Friday.

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

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