Chicago police officer injured after crashing into tree in Austin

The officer driving was taken to the hospital in good condition.

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Seven people were killed including five children in a crash July 31, 2022 in McHenry County.

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A Chicago police officer was injured early Wednesday after crashing into a tree in Austin on the West Side.

The officer and a partner were responding to a call around 12:20 a.m. when a car turned left in front of their patrol car in the 700 block of North Lamon Avenue, police said. The officer veered off the road and struck a tree.

The officer was taken to a hospital in good condition, police said. The other officer refused treatment.

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