Police Officer Injured in Crash Involving a Palatine Police Squad Near Fremd High School at Quentin Rd and Illinois Ave, Palatine

Palatine police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 4:55 PM Wednesday to a report of crash with injuries at Quentin Road and Illinois Avenue Palatine, IL. Palatine police report that a police officer was responding to an emergency with lights and sirens activated when a crash occurred.

Police report that the Dodge Charger police squad was headed westbound on Illinois Avenue about 5:50 p.m., when the squad car collided with a Ford Escape that failed to yield to the police car at Quentin Road.

The police squad car impacted the driver's side of a Ford Escape driven by a 22-year-old Schaumburg woman.

The Palatine police officer suffered an arm injury and was transported to Northwest Community Hospital by Palatine Fire Department firefighter/paramedics. The police officer was treated and released from Northwest Community Hospital later Tuesday night after physicians confirmed there were no fractured bones.

The female driver of the Ford Escape and her 3-year-old daughter, were checked by a second Palatine Fire paramedic ambulance crew, but did not request transportation to the hospital.

The driver was issued a citation for failing to yield to an emergency vehicle, according to Palatine police.

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