2 cop cars crash in high-speed response

Two Chicago Police squad cars collided while responding to reports of a suspect’s vehicle running into another police car, according to officals.

The assist call came in at about 1:12 a.m. when a suspect’s vehicle crashed into a marked squad car near 16th Street and Central Park Avenue, police said.

That crash began a 13 minute car chase that ended with the suspect’s vehicle crashing into a building’s wall on the 4800 block of West Van Buren Street, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines. The suspect bailed from the vehicle and got away, Gaines said.

Two officers in the initial collision suffered minor injuries and were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where they were treated and released, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez said.

During the chase, two squad cars responding to the pursuit collided into each other at about 1:25 a.m. on the 4700 block of West Van Buren Street, Perez said.

Perez, citing preliminary information was unaware of the officers injuries, but did report them to be non-life threatening injuries.