By Deanese Williams-HarrisTribune reporter3:16 a.m. CST,Â February 17, 2014
Two officers responding to a call were injured late Sunday night after a car blew the stop signal and crashed into their squad car in the city’s East Garfield Park neighborhood.
Shortly before midnight, the officers were responding to a call of shots fired and were near the 0 to 99 block of North Kedzie Avenue, said Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.
A sedan ran the red light and crashed into the squad car. The driver attempted to flee the scene on foot, but was taken into custody, said Alfaro.
The officers were taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, he said.
The crash was believed to be alcohol related and charges were pending.