Two CPD officers injured when chase ends in crash

Two officers were injured in a crash Saturday afternoon while chasing a stolen vehicle on Lake Shore Drive near the Oakland neighborhood on the South Side.

The officers were following a BMW about 4:30 p.m. that had been reported stolen and had possibly been used in several robberies, according to Chicago police. The officers followed as the BMW exited onto Oakwood, but lost control of the squad car and struck a light pole in the 3900 block of South Lake Shore Drive.

The BMW was later found in the 4500 block of South Ellis Avenue in the North Kenwood neighborhood, but no one was inside, according to police.

The officers were taken to a hospital with injuries that weren’t believed to be life-threatening, police said.