BUCKTOWN — Two Chicago police officers driving with their emergency lights on were hurt when a car crashed into their squad car late Thursday on the border of Bucktown and Logan Square, police said.
At 10:44 p.m., the officers were driving south in the 2000 block of North Western Avenue when a car heading west on Armitage Avenue crashed into them, said Officer Ana Pacheco, a Chicago Police Department spokeswoman.
The officers were taken to local hospitals and treated for minor injuries. The 26-year-old man driving the other vehicle was not injured, Pacheco said.
The incident does not appear to be alcohol-related.
Hugo Tapia, general manager of Margie’s Candies at 1960 N. Western Ave., said that he heard the sounds of police sirens before the crash.
"I only heard the sirens and then the bang. It was a green mini coupe car that was hit, right in the middle of intersection, Tapia said.
Broken glass was scattered around the intersection about an hour after the crash.
Early Friday, an officer at the Shakespeare District police station said she has heard that both officers "are in good condition and OK."
After the crash, Officer Hector Alfaro, a Police Department spokesman, said that the driver of the car will be cited for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle. A traffic report was not available Friday morning.
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