Chicago police officer run over while trying to stop stolen vehicle

Officer suffered injury to leg, in fair condition at hospital, Chicago police say

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A Chicago police officer was injured Saturday night after he was run over by a stolen car during an attempted traffic stop, authorities said.

The 23-year-old officer was struck around 9 p.m. along East Roosevelt Road and South Michigan Avenue in Chicago's South Loop, FOX32 Chicago reported. 

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The incident unfolded when officers identified a stolen gray Saturn sedan and attempted to pull the vehicle over, police said.

The 23-year-old Chicago police officer was treated at a hospital for an injury to his leg, according to police and local reports.

The 23-year-old Chicago police officer was treated at a hospital for an injury to his leg, according to police and local reports. ( Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The stolen vehicle initially fled before coming to a stop due to traffic, according to authorities. When officers approached the vehicle on foot, the unidentified driver drove onto the curb and struck the officer before speeding away.

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The officer injured his leg and was rushed to Northwestern Hospital in fair condition.

No arrests have been made as of Sunday morning. An investigation is ongoing.