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Chicago Police Car Involved In 3-Car Crash Outside Courthouse

By  Kelly Bauer and Erica Demarest | October 19, 2017 11:37am 

CHICAGO — On- and off-duty Chicago police officers were involved in a crash outside the Cook County Courthouse on Thursday, officials said.

At 10:08 a.m., three cars — including a marked Chicago police car — were involved in a crash outside the courthouse in the 2600 block of South California Avenue, police said. The marked police car had its emergency equipment on as the driver drove to a shooting in North Lawndale.

An on-duty officer driving the marked car injured his hand in the crash and was taken to St. Anthony Hospital, where he was treated and released, police said. An off-duty officer who was driving a Chrsyler minivan wasn't injured.

A man driving the third car in the crash — a Toyota Corolla — wasn't injured, but his passenger, a woman, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. Her condition was not available but she was listed as "stable," police said.

The driver of the Toyota was ticketed for failing to yield to an emergency vehicle, police said. He was scheduled to appear in court Nov. 21.

There were no major injuries, a Cook County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said, and traffic was not affected.