Cadillac crashes into cop car with lights and sirens activated on South Side - 4 hurt including 2 cops

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Four people, two of them Chicago police officers, were injured when a Cadillac plowed into a police squad car on its way to a call in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood Friday afternoon.

Around 4:45 p.m., a Cadillac heading north on St. Lawrence Avenue and when it tried to turn east onto 75th Street, it rammed a Chicago Police squad car that was responding to a call for service in the area, according to Anthony Spicuzza, a spokesperson for the Chicago Police Department.

The police car veered into a light post and crashed into the side of a building while the Cadillac hit a parked, unoccupied car, Spicuzza said.

Paramedics took two male officers to University of Chicago Medical Center, one of them in serious to critical condition and the other in fair condition, said Larry Merritt, spokesperson for the Chicago Fire Department.

A woman in serious to critical condition was also taken to U. of C. and a man was taken to St. Bernard Hospital in good condition, Merritt said.

None of their injuries were life threatening, Spicuzza added.

A woman driving the Cadillac was cited for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, Spicuzza said.