Chicago police officer struck by car on the Near North Side

The officer was getting out of his squad car in the first block of East Erie Street when he was hit by a Toyota Camry.

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A Chicago police officer was struck by a car on the Near North Side early Wednesday.

The officer was getting out of his squad car in the first block of East Erie Street when he was hit by a Toyota Camry about 2:20 a.m., Chicago police said.

He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition with an injury to his leg, police said.

The driver of the Camry was issued citations for driving under the influence and failure to reduce speed, police said.

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