Police officer injured on south side

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

A Chicago police officer was hurt on the South Side Monday night when a motorist she pulled over grabbed her by her bulletproof vest, sped off and flung her from his vehicle, authorities said.

The incident happened a little after 9 p.m. near West 83rd and South Kerfoot Streets when the female officer curbed the vehicle for an apparent traffic violation, authorities said, citing preliminary information.

When she approached the vehicle, the driver grabbed her vest and drove off, authorities said. As his vehicle sped away, the officer was thrown from it and tumbled to the ground.

The vehicle crashed moments later and the driver was taken into custody, authorities said.

The officer was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where a sergeant told reporters, “She’s banged up but she’s going to be OK.” Officials said her injuries were considered non-lifethreatening.

– Chicago Tribune reporting

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.