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Chicago police officer injured in South Loop traffic stop

The officer was hit by a Jeep Monday in the 2100 block of South Wabash Avenue

A Chicago police officer was hit by a car May 17, 2021 in South Loop.
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A Chicago police officer was hit by an SUV during a traffic stop late Monday in the South Loop.

The officer and a partner were in an unmarked car and used their emergency lights to approach a parked white Jeep SRT about 10 p.m. in the 2100 block of South Wabash Avenue, according to Chicago police.

The driver of the Jeep drove off and struck one of the officers, police said. The officer was taken to a hospital in fair condition with a rib injury police said.

The driver of the Jeep crashed into three other unmarked police vehicles and was seen leaving the scene west on Cermak Road, according to police.

The driver hasn’t been found, police said. No one else was injured.

Area Three detectives are investigating.