CHICAGO — Two Chicago police officers were seriously injured after their patrol vehicle crashed into a tree on the city’s South Side.

Around 2:40 p.m. on Friday, paramedics were called to the intersection of 72nd Street and S. Fairfield Avenue in Chicago Lawn. According to police, officers were responding to reports of a stolen vehicle when they attempted to avoid crashing into another car in traffic. 

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Officers lost control of the unmarked police car and struck a tree, police added.

Ambulances rushed the officers to Christ Hospital but their injuries were non-life-threatening. Chicago police Supt. David Brown said both officers suffered “multiple broken bones, but will thankfully be okay.”

Regarding the stolen vehicle investigation, police confirm that two people are in custody.

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