Police Officer Injured In Rear-End Collision During Traffic Stop On Milwaukee Ave Near Prestwick Ln, Wheeling

Wheeling police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 11:34 AM Friday to a crash involving a Wheeling police squad just north of the intersection of Milwaukee Avenue and Prestwick Lane Wheeling, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a police squad car was rear-ended while on a traffic stop in the northbound lanes of Milwaukee Avenue north of Prestwick Lane.

A police officer and one other person were injured in the crash. Police have not commented on the crash details, but it appears that a red sedan rear-ended a Wheeling Police Department squad car sedan, which pushed the squad car into a box truck used for a tree trimming business. The red sedan glanced off road to the east Milwaukee Avenue. The police car glanced off of the truck into the left lane.

Wheeling police did confirm that the crash occurred when a police officer was on a traffic stop.

Wheeling fire department responded with two ambulances, an engine and a battalion chief. The police officer was transported to a local hospital, and also the driver of the red sedan is believed to have been transported to a local hospital.

The Major Case Assistance Team (MCAT) was on the scene investigating immediately after the crash.

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