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Apr
7

CPD officer struck by vehicle fleeing traffic stop in North Lawndale on West Side: police

CHICAGO (WLS) — An on-duty Chicago police officer was struck by a vehicle fleeing a traffic stop Monday in North Lawndale on the West Side, police said.

According to police, around 2:40 a.m. officers in a marked squad car were conducting a traffic stop on a 2015 Buick Lacrosse in the 1100-block of S. Troy Avenue.

When officers approached the vehicle, they observed two men with open alcohol, police said.

One officer opened the driver side door when the driver put the vehicle in reverse striking him and fleeing in an unknown direction, police said.

The officer was transported to a local hospital with injuries to both legs, police said. He is in good condition.

The Buick was later discovered unoccupied by responding officers in the 1100-block of S. Whipple Street, police said.

No other injuries were reported.

No one is in custody.

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Apr
7

Vehicle fleeing MSP reaches over 100 mph in Oakland County before crash in Sterling Heights

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – A vehicle fleeing Michigan State Police troopers reached speeds of over 100 mph in Oakland County before crashing in Sterling Heights, authorities said.

You can watch the full video above.

Michigan State Police troopers were called around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday about a carjacking suspect fleeing police. They said he was involved in several incidents in Detroit and Eastpointe.

Detroit police officers were initially chasing the vehicle, but stopped when it crossed into Royal Oak.

The vehicle sped through Royal Oak and into Troy, according to authorities. State troopers took over the pursuit.

Troopers tried to stop the driver on Metro Parkway, but he led them into a subdivision along Metro Parkway and then eastbound through several cities.

The chase ended with a violent crash in Sterling Heights. Police said the man was approaching Dodge Park when he lost control of the vehicle, struck the curb and rolled over several times.

Both people in the car received non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital in the custody of Eastpointe police.

No officers or members of the public were injured, police said.

State troopers will submit a report to prosecutors for fleeing and eluding, according to authorities.

The investigation is ongoing.

Police chase ends after crash in Oakland County. (Alex Atwell/WDIV)
Police chase ends after crash in Oakland County. (Alex Atwell/WDIV) (WDIV)

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