CHICAGO – Six Chicago cops have been hospitalized after their squad cars collided with each other when they were both responding to a call for help from a fellow officer.
The crash occurred at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Saturday on Chicago’s West Side, according to WLS-TV.
Investigators say that a marked police unit carrying two officers and an unmarked car carrying four officers collided with each other while responding to a call of an officer needing assistance.
“It was just a tragic accident,” said Sgt. Al Stinitis of the Chicago Police Department in a statement to the media. “They just happened to be at the intersection at the exact same moment responding to a call of an officer needs assistance and it is just a tragic accident they were both there at the same exact time and they hit each other.”
A Chicago Fire Department official told WLS-TV that four officers were transported to Stroger Hospital and two others self-transported Saturday.
All of the officers now remain in stable condition but it remains unclear how long they’ll be hospitalized or what the nature of their injuries are.
The Major Accidents Unit is investigating the collision and their investigation is ongoing.
There were no details provided regarding the officer who initially broadcast the call for help.