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Car flees scene after hitting Barrington police officer during traffic stop

A Barrington police officer suffered non-life threatening injuries after being hit by a car on Monday, officials said.

Barrington village officials said that police were attempting to stop a suspicious vehicle around 7:40 p.m. Monday near the Barrington Public Safety building at 400 North Northwest Highway in Barrington. The vehicle then struck the police officer who was on foot.

The vehicle fled the scene and was chased by police officers westbound on Lake Cook Road passed Route 62, according to police radio traffic. The chase was terminated due to safety concerns of the high speeds.

An alert was broadcasted on the Illinois State Police Emergency Radio Network (ISPERN) to police departments throughout the area for the suspect vehicle, which was described as a blue 2007 Nissan sedan; however, the vehicle was not found.

The injured police officer was transported by ambulance to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Lake Barrington with non-life threatening injuries.

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