Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Copper Injured in Collision

They had to cut him out of the car after the crash with a garbage truck:
  • A Chicago Police officer was conscious and talking after emergency crews cut him out of a South Side wreck involving a squad car and a garbage truck Tuesday night.

    The crash happened about 9:15 p.m. near 43rd and Ashland, police News Affairs [...] said, citing preliminary information.

    The police officer was driving a Ford Crown Victoria police sedan, “fortunately equipped with side airbags,” Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said.

    Emergency crews had to cut the officer out of the wreckage, but he was conscious and alert, Langford said. He was being treated at Stroger Hospital for injuries that weren’t life-threatening.
 Hitting what is essentially a giant trash compactor on wheels is going to ruin your day. Get well soon Officer.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers to you, Officer, may God speed you through your recovery and may you have the support you need most throughout...

6/26/2013 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last word was the sarge is going to be ok.

6/26/2013 02:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.

6/26/2013 04:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't know who the at fault vehicle was , but that intersection has heavy traffic with garbage trucks heading into the Back of Yards and on numerous occasions I have seen garbage trucks run red lights and travel at speeds well above the speed limit. Speedy recovery to the Sgt.

6/26/2013 07:25:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

That could have been a lot worse.

6/26/2013 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why in the world was a city garbage truck out on the street at 9:15 pm???

6/26/2013 01:36:00 PM  
Blogger Phil Schitz here said...

WTF is a garbage truck doing out that late at night?

6/26/2013 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why in the world was a city garbage truck out on the street at 9:15 pm???

GRI - garbage reduction initiative

6/26/2013 11:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of the city garbage trucks are dumped on 43rd & Racine. They pull out of 3800 S. Iron st or 5200 S. Oakley.

6/27/2013 06:53:00 AM  

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