CHICAGO — Four people, including two cops, were sent to the hospital Tuesday night after a vehicle crashed into a squad car, causing it to flip onto its side, police said.
The incident occurred at 79th Street and Racine Avenue about 9:30 p.m., said Officer Amina Greer, a police spokeswoman.
The squad car was traveling north on Racine with its lights and sirens activated as it was responding to a call.
A vehicle traveling westbound on 79th Street went through the intersection, striking the police car and causing it to flip, Greer said. Another vehicle that was stopped at a red light going south on Racine was sideswiped.
Two officers were taken to Stroger Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, Greer said. The driver of the sideswiped car was taken to St. Bernard Hospital with minor injuries.
The other vehicle's driver, Kristy Jenkins, of the 7900 block of South Richmond Street, was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital with minor injuries, Greer said.
Jenkins, 34, was given tickets for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, failure to reduce speed and causing damage to city property.