A police officer was severely injured after his squad car collided with another vehicle while responding to an emergency call in Lincolnshire, officials said.
The Lincolnshire Police Department and Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District responded around 6:29 p.m. Friday to the intersection of Route 22 and Route 21 in Lincolnshire for a report of a vehicle crash.
Lincolnshire Police Department Commander Kimberly Covelli told Lake and McHenry County Scanner the crash involved a Nissan Rogue and a Lake County Forest Preserve Police Ford Explorer.
A preliminary investigation showed the officer was responding to an emergency call for service.
The officer was traveling eastbound on Route 22 when his Ford was struck by a Nissan, which was traveling northbound, Covelli said.
The officer suffered severe injuries and was transported by ambulance to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
The Nissan’s driver suffered minor injuries in the incident.
The Special Investigative Unit (SIU) of the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) was activated to assist with the investigation due to the crash involving a government vehicle.
Traffic near Route 21 and Route 22 was impacted for several hours Friday evening.
The cause of the crash was not immediately released as it remains under investigation.
Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact the Lincolnshire Police Department at 847-883-9900.