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May
4

CTA bus crash: 3 injured after vehicle hits bus, crashes into Loop bank

CHICAGO (WLS) — Three people including a CTA bus driver were injured Thursday morning after a vehicle slammed into the bus causing it to crash in the Loop, police said.

According to Chicago police, around 4:20 a.m. the bus was traveling eastbound on Washington Street when a black sedan traveling at a “high rate of speed” southbound on Clark, ran through a red light and crashed into the bus, causing it to strike the side of a bank building.

The bus driver was pinned under the dashboard and had to be extricated by firefighters, fire officials said. The driver was transported to Northwestern Hospital in critical but stable condition.

Two bus passengers were also transported to Northwestern for treatment, officials said. They are in fair condition.

The driver of the sedan was identified as a 29-year-old man, police said. He was not injured in the crash.

Citations are pending.

No further information has been released at this time.

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May
1

Byron man injured in crash, Rochester man arrested in stolen vehicle

A 37-year-old Byron man was hospitalized Wednesday morning after his vehicle went airborne during a single vehicle crash on Olmsted County Road 3 Northwest in Kalmar Township. The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash just before 8 a.m. Wednesday in the 5500 block of County Road 3 Northwest. Capt. Scott Behrns said the pickup was northbound when it drifted into the southbound lanes, went into the west ditch, struck a field drive and went airborne before coming to a rest on its wheels. The driver, Samuel Carlson, was the only person in the vehicle. Deputies noticed signs of impairment when he was taken out of the truck. Carlson was taken to Mayo Clinic Hospital-Saint Marys for suspected minor injuries. Deputies reportedly found 4.28 grams of suspected methamphetamine in the vehicle. The incident is still under investigation.

A 24-year-old Rochester man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing a Jeep in Preston. Drew Douglas Wiskow Davis was charged Thursday in Olmsted County District Court with felony theft of a motor vehicle and misdemeanor attempted theft. Rochester police were called about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to the 900 block of Eighth Avenue Southeast after a resident of that area called to report someone had tried to steal his vehicle’s license plates. The man confronted the suspect, who then returned the vehicle’s plates and left. The suspect, later identified as Davis, was found at Casey’s General Store, 1600 Eastwood Road SE and arrested.

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Apr
26

Birmingham Police officer injured in pursuit with stolen vehicle

A Birmingham Police officer suffered minor injuries in a crash during a pursuit with a stolen vehicle.Sgt. Rodarius Mauldin of the BPD says officers were behind the stolen vehicle this evening on Highway 78 and Dugan Avenue, when the officer was involved in a crash.The suspects ran away after the crash and all three suspects were taken in custody a short time later.The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office helicopter was called in to assist in the search for the suspects.Highway 78 in that area was closed, while officers were in the area searching for the suspects.

A Birmingham Police officer suffered minor injuries in a crash during a pursuit with a stolen vehicle.

Sgt. Rodarius Mauldin of the BPD says officers were behind the stolen vehicle this evening on Highway 78 and Dugan Avenue, when the officer was involved in a crash.

The suspects ran away after the crash and all three suspects were taken in custody a short time later.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office helicopter was called in to assist in the search for the suspects.

Highway 78 in that area was closed, while officers were in the area searching for the suspects.

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Apr
24

Driver seriously injured in crash with CTA Brown Line in Albany Park while trying to evade police, authorities say

CHICAGO — A car collided with a Brown Line train during a police pursuit Saturday night in Albany Park, leading to serious injuries for the driver.

The driver of the car, a 38-year-old man, sped away from a traffic stop about 8:20 p.m. and drove through a gate crossing in the 4600 block of North Albany Avenue and into the train, Chicago police said.

The driver was seriously injured in the crash and taken by paramedics to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago fire officials said, and a passenger in the car was taken to Swedish Hospital in good condition.

Police said the train’s conductor was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment, as well, but no passengers on the train were hurt.

The driver was expected to face charges, police said.

The crash caused significant delays on the Brown Line and shuttle buses were provided to riders between the impacted stations, according to the CTA.

Normal service resumed with residual delays around 2 a.m. Sunday.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire – Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2020.)

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Apr
20

Indiana Officer Injured in On-Duty Vehicle Collision – Patrol

Detective Scott Combs of the Michigan City (IN) Police Department was injured Thursday in a police vehicle accident. (Photo: Michigan City PD/Facebook) -

Detective Scott Combs of the Michigan City (IN) Police Department was injured Thursday in a police vehicle accident. (Photo: Michigan City PD/Facebook)

An officer with the Michigan City (IN) Police Department was injured when his patrol vehicle was struck by another motorist, causing both cars to leave the roadway on Thursday afternoon.

The agency posted on Facebook, “Detective Scott Combs, the driver of the police vehicle, was transported to an area hospital via ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the civilian vehicle involved in the collision—identified as 35-year-old Michael Johnson—was uninjured.

Based on the preliminary investigation, Detective Combs was on duty traveling westbound on Tremont Street. Detective Combs was not responding to any calls and did not have his police lights or siren activated. While approaching an intersection Johnson failed to stop for the stop sign posted there and collided with Combs’ police SUV, police say.

Detective Combs is a seven-year veteran of the Michigan City Police Department and is currently assigned as the School Resource Officer for the MCAS middle schools.

He is expected to recover.

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Apr
15

Chicago crime: 4 injured, including 2 police officers, after squad car hit by stolen vehicle in Englewood

CHICAGO (WLS) — Two Chicago police officers and two other people were injured after a squad car was hit by a stolen car Friday morning in the Englewood neighborhood, police said.

The officers were traveling eastbound in the 400-block of West 63rd Street in the squad car with lights and siren activated at about 2:51 a.m. when police said they were hit by a Nissan sedan with its headlights off.

The two officers were hospitalized in good condition. Two people inside the Nissan were taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in serious condition with head injuries. A third person in the vehicle was not injured.

Police said the Nissan was stolen out of Calumet Park. Charges against all three people in the Nissan are pending.

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Apr
9

WATCH: Two seriously injured in Baysvillage accident

Two people, one being a male security guard employed by Bloemsec, and the other an unknown female, were seriously injured yesterday afternoon when a police vehicle veered off the road onto the parking area of the  Baysvillage Shopping Complex in Bayswater, Bloemfontein.

In a video that has been circulating on social media a police vehicle can be seen leaving the road and hitting two people in the parking area of the complex after it overturned.

Both injured people were taken to hospital in an ambulance. They both are in a serious but stable condition. The driver of the police vehicle had no visible injuries. The other police members were also examined at the hospital.

According to police spokesperson, Thabo Covane, the accident occurred at the corner of Muller and Waverly Roads in Bloemfontein. He explained that on arrival members of the South African Police Services discovered that a marked police vehicle was involved in the accident.

Covane said it is alleged that both of the injured were hit by the police van and were found laying injured on the pavement. A white pickup truck was also damaged in the accident.

A case of reckless and negligent driving was opened at Bayswater Police Station.

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Apr
5

Des Moines police ID woman killed, man injured in three-vehicle crash

The Des Moines Police Department confirmed Tuesday the identities of a woman killed, and man injured in a three-vehicle crash in the metro. Des Moines police said 56-year-old Des Moines resident Charla Harker died Tuesday in a crash at SW 9th Street and McKinley Avenue.Her husband, 45-year-old Matthew Harker, remains hospitalized with “serious injuries.” The remaining two drivers were not injured.Police said the couple’s minivan appears to have entered the intersection of SW 9th and McKinley against a red light, causing them to be struck by two vehicles traveling north on SW 9th Street.According to police, the two vehicles were unable to stop and crashed into the passenger side of the Harkers’ minivan.Police said, “Failure to obey a traffic control device appears to be a contributing factor to this crash.The Des Moines Police Department said it has not ruled out impairment or distracted driving.The crash remains under investigation by the Des Moines Police Department Traffic Unit. No charges have been filed.

The Des Moines Police Department confirmed Tuesday the identities of a woman killed, and man injured in a three-vehicle crash in the metro.

Des Moines police said 56-year-old Des Moines resident Charla Harker died Tuesday in a crash at SW 9th Street and McKinley Avenue.

Her husband, 45-year-old Matthew Harker, remains hospitalized with “serious injuries.” The remaining two drivers were not injured.

Police said the couple’s minivan appears to have entered the intersection of SW 9th and McKinley against a red light, causing them to be struck by two vehicles traveling north on SW 9th Street.

According to police, the two vehicles were unable to stop and crashed into the passenger side of the Harkers’ minivan.

Police said, “Failure to obey a traffic control device appears to be a contributing factor to this crash.

The Des Moines Police Department said it has not ruled out impairment or distracted driving.

The crash remains under investigation by the Des Moines Police Department Traffic Unit. No charges have been filed.

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