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Chicago Police officer hurt in crash with stolen vehicle on South Side

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A Chicago Police officer was hospitalized following a crash with a stolen vehicle Saturday afternoon in the South Shore neighborhood.

An officer tried to conduct a traffic stop on a male in a stolen vehicle at 4:12 p.m. in the 6800 block of South Jeffery when the vehicle took off, police said.

The stolen vehicle crashed into two other vehicles and a marked squad car before the driver was taken into custody about 4:25 p.m. near 71st Street and Chappel Avenue, police said.

The officer and a person in one of the other vehicles the stolen vehicle struck were taken Jackson Park Hospital for treatment of minor injuries and released.

Police said charges were pending.