Oak Park police squad cars collide during call

Two officers injured in collision, injuries not life-threatening

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

Two Oak Park police squad cars collided while responding to a call at the intersection of Adams Street and East Avenue on Thursday, according to a press release from the village.

Two officers were injured in the crash and were transported to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, but their injuries were not life-threatening. One officer was released after being treated, but the other is was still at the hospital undergoing tests, according to the press release.

The accident took place at 3:30 a.m. on Nov. 2, when the officers were responding to a call for assistance from another officer conducting a traffic stop, according to the village.

One squad car was headed northbound on East Avenue and the other westbound on Adams Street.

The collision took place at the intersection, sending the westbound squad car into the parkway where it struck a tree and the northbound squad car into the intersection.

The two officers were able to exit their vehicles and radio for medical assistance. The Oak Park Police Department is investigating the incident.

CONTACT: tim@oakpark.com

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