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.
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