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Police Car Crash Into Construction Barrier Hurts 2 Officers in Avalon Park

By  Tanveer Ali and Heather Cherone | October 26, 2017 8:21am | Updated on October 26, 2017 11:15am

CHICAGO — Two officers were injured when their police car crashed into a construction barrier in Avalon Park Thursday morning.

The crash happened in the 1100 block of East 83rd Street at 4:19 a.m. Thursday morning, police said.

A 25-year-old officer was injured in his left forearm, right leg and right hip. A 33-year-old officer was injured in his right forearm, police said.

Both were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said later Thursday morning that the officers were in good condition.

"Thank God they are safe," Emanuel said, noting that they were out working to keep the city safe while most Chicagoans slept. "Our thoughts are with them."

Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said the officers were not chasing anyone when the crash occurred.

"They didn't see the construction zone," Johnson said, adding that the investigation will determine what happened and whether the required barriers were in place properly or had been moved.