Chicago police officer run over by car in Loop
CHICAGO - A 23-year-old Chicago police officer was injured when he was run over by a stolen car during an attempted traffic stop in Chicago's Loop on Saturday night.
About 9 p.m., officers on patrol saw a gray Saturn that was believed to have been stolen and attempted to pull the car over, but the driver fled, Chicago police said. The car was later forced to stop because of traffic in the 100 block of East Roosevelt Road.
When officers approached, the driver of the Saturn drove onto the curb and struck one of the officers, before driving off again, police said.
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The officer was taken to Northwestern Hospital with a leg injury in fair condition, police said.
No arrests have been made as of Sunday morning. Area One detectives continue to investigate.