3 injured, including 2 CPD officers in crash in Jefferson Park

The crash is the second involving Chicago police officers in less than a week.

SHARE 3 injured, including 2 CPD officers in crash in Jefferson Park
A Chicago police star on a wall at headquarters.

Two police officers were among three injured in a crash April 23, 2022 on the Northwest Side.

File

Three people were injured — including two Chicago police officers — Saturday afternoon in Jefferson Park on the Northwest Side.

A man, 63, was driving an SUV north on Central Avenue about 3:45 p.m. when he attempted to turn left onto Eastwood in front of a squad car going south on the same street, causing the officers to strike the passenger side of the SUV, police said.

The man was taken to Lutheran General Hospital in fair condition with a head injury, officials said.

The officers were taken to an area hospital in fair condition, police said.

The man was given a citation for failure to yield and expired registration.

A Gary man was charged with driving under the influence after rear-ending a squad car and causing a crash that injured five people, including two officers on the Dan Ryan Expressway Monday.

The Latest
A photo of a night heron on the Chicago River, a question on a bee in Bourbonnais and a note on grouse drumming in Wisconsin are among the notes from around Chicago outdoors and beyond.
When Richard M. Daley, became mayor, he “understood more than anybody ... that he had to address what was called Beirut-on-the-Lake at the time because of the racial divide,” his brother Bill Daley told the Sun-Times.
In jazzy style, Paramount+ show lays out the feds’ bungled attempts to destabilize Communist Cuba, all of its material backed up by government files and solid journalism from author and former Sun-Times reporter Thomas Maier.
The automaker had announced last year that it would reopen the plant and invest nearly $5 billion, as part of its contract negotiations with the United Auto Workers.
Some short-sighted, bigoted people across the country continue to cite Blackness itself as the primary cause of violent crime.