CHICAGO (SUN TIMES MEDIA WIRE) - A 23-year-old man crashed into a police car late Thursday night in Roscoe Village.
About 11:57 p.m., two Chicago Police officers were traveling east on Belmont Avenue when the man ran a red light at the intersection of Belmont and Ashland Avenue in his black Honda Civic and collided into the squad car, Chicago police said.
The officer in the driver’s seat suffered pain in the leg and arm while the other officer “had overall pain to the body,” police said. The two were taken to an area hospital where their conditions were stabilized.
A 28-year-old woman in a blue Ford Fiesta was also hit in the crash, police said. She refused medical treatment at the scene.
The driver of the Honda was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for observation, police said. The incident may be alcohol related.
No further information was immediately available.
One of our cars was struck last night by a driver who went through a red light and had an initial blood alcohol content of ".205", 2 1/2 times the legal limit. Fortunately our officers were not very seriously injured. The offender was.— Chicago Police 19th Dist - Town Hall (@ChicagoCAPS19) April 5, 2019
DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE! pic.twitter.com/UNr8CFZ6NI